RCMP confirm the body of the missing swimmer has been recovered from the Vedder River

Chilliwack, BC – RCMP confirm the body of the missing person last seen swimming in the Vedder River near Teskey Rock yesterday has been recovered.

The search initiated on the evening of May 11, 2020 when the Chilliwack RCMP received a report that a 22-year –old man was believed drowned while swimming with friends at Teskey Rock has ended. The body of the man was located and recovered by Chilliwack Search and Rescue late this morning.

Drowning
File Photo – Drowning

“The missing young man is a South Asian national from India, and was swimming with companions in the Vedder River at the time of the incident,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD. “When he entered the river and became visibly distressed, his friends attempted to pull him out of the water without success.”

RCMP and BC Coroners Service continue to conduct their investigations on incident.

The Chilliwack RCMP reach out and offer our support to family and friends during this incredibly demanding time they are facing, says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Further information will not be released.

File # 2020-18216

Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP



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