Overdue Kayaker Located Deceased on the Bow River

Lake Louise, Alberta – RCMP and Parks Canada have recovered the body of a kayaker on the Bow River.

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On May 22nd, 2017 at approximately 9:00pm Lake Louise RCMP and Parks Canada received reports of an overdue kayaker who was on a solo trip on the Bow River. The overdue kayaker matched earlier reports of an abandoned kayak that had been observed on the Bow River near the Taylor Lake area since approximately 7:00 pm.

Parks Canada Visitor Safety Specialists completed a search of the river via helicopter, and located what they believed to be a submerged person upstream. After a ground search, Visitor Safety Specialists were able to recover the body of a deceased 25-year-old female from Clarington Ontario, last night at approximately midnight.

The family of the female has been notified by the RCMP, and her identity will not be released.

The thoughts of everyone at Parks Canada and the RCMP are with the family, friends and colleagues of the young woman.

Lake Louise RCMP


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