Golden, BC: Golden RCMP called in the provincial RCMP dive team after an initial search with Golden Search and Rescue on June 30, 2017 failed to locate a 26-year-old man who reportedly dove off a bridge over Beaver Creek and failed to surface.
The initial search involved two boats and a dog, and RCMP and Search and Rescue members comprehensively searched the creek and Kinbasket Lake and shoreline. That search continued July 1.
The BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team arrived July 1, and have since been conducting a variety of underwater and surface scans. RCMP Air Services were also contacted and have conducted flyovers of Kinbasket Lake and area.
The man is from Ireland, and his family arrived in Golden July 2 to be updated on the search for their loved one.
Unfortunately at this stage police are presuming that the missing man has drowned, says Staff Sergeant Annie Linteau, spokesperson for the RCMP in BC. We have requested that our Air Services unit conduct periodic flyovers of the area throughout the summer, in the hopes that he will be located soon.
She notes Victim Services has been offered to the man’s family. The investigation remains ongoing.