Search suspended for man swept into Kootenay River whereas trying to avoid wasting canine: RCMP

RCMP with the Columbia Valley, B.C., detachment say the seek for a person who went lacking close to the Canal Flats space of the Kootenay River has been suspended.

Police say the 43-year previous Edmonton man had been recreating together with his household and was strolling on a sandbar within the river Thursday afternoon when his canine received caught within the river’s present because it tried to swim out to him.


Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesman for the RCMP Southeast District, says police acquired reviews the person misplaced his footing and fell within the water as he tried to seize the canine.

O’Donaghey says the person did not resurface, although his pet was capable of swim safely again to shore.

Search and rescue crews, together with police divers, scoured the realm on Thursday and Friday with out discovering something.


Police say the river circumstances have been difficult and that after exhausting all potential efforts to find the person the tough choice was made to droop the search.

They add that officers will proceed to observe the river degree and conduct periodic shoreline searches and aerial searches as circumstances permit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Aug. 1, 2020.