UPDATE: Body of missing man recovered from Similkameen River

The body of a 67-year-old Princeton man was recovered from the Similkameen River on Wednesday.

  • Jul. 3, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The body of a 67-year-old Princeton man was recovered from the Similkameen River on Wednesday after he had been reported missing the previous day.

On July 1, 2014 at 4:11 pm, the Princeton RCMP received a report of a missing 67-year-old Princeton man from the public pool located at 221B Highway 3. Princeton RCMP, with assistance from local Search and Rescue, Police Dog Services and RCMP Air Services, commenced a search of the surrounding area but the man was not located. The search was called off due to darkness but was set to resume in the morning. The man’s body was recovered the next day from the Similkameen River approximately 11 km East of Princeton after being spotted from the air by RCMP personnel.

The Princeton RCMP continue to assist the BC Coroners Service in the investigation.

 

Released by

Cst. Kris Clark

Acting, District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)