RCMP Dive Team Recovers Body of Missing Kitimat Fisherman

John Crawford
06/11/2019

RCMP divers have found the body of a Kitimat man, who was swept away by the Kitimat River Saturday afternoon.

Police say the body of the 21-year-old man was recovered at around 9 o'clock Monday morning, in an area fairly close to where he had fallen into the river while fishing.

The incident happened shortly before 6pm Saturday, about eight kilometres north of Kitimat at the end of Powerline Road.

Kitimat RCMP say Victim Services personnel are available if needed by anyone struggling with the tragedy.

Police are also reminding fishermen that water levels are rising due to recent rains and melting snowpacks -- and they're urging everyone to wear personal flotation devices while fishing in the river.

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Fisherman Located

Kitimat, Underwater Recovery Services

2019-06-10 11:45 PDT

File # 2019-1597

 

Local fisherman located short distance from where he went missing.

Around 9am this morning, the BC RCMP dive team recovered the body of a 21 year old man who was swept downstream while fishing two days ago on the Kitimat River.

Kitimat RCMP understand that losing a relative, friend, co-worker unexpectedly is not easy and those suffering from such loss are encouraged to reach out and speak to family or friends. Kitimat RCMP Victim Services can also provide access to services and programs available to help someone cope with grief.
You can contact Kitimat Victim Services by phone at 250-632-7111 or Kitimat Victim Services

 

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Cst. Kurtis Fink

Media Relations Officer
Kitimat RCMP
888 Lahakas Blvd, Kitimat, B.C. V8C 2H9
Office: 250-632-7111
Fax: 250-632-2326

Email: kurtis.fink@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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