Boston Bar, BC – The RCMP has suspended its search of the Nahatlatch River after spending two days searching for a swimmer reported missing earlier this week.
On Monday July 20, 2015 at approximately 5:00 p.m. police received details of a 50 year old man from Burnaby who had been swept away by a strong current while swimming in the Nahatlatch River.
“The male was not wearing a Personal Floatation Device and was last seen by witnesses being drawn into rapids downstream from where he was swimming”, said Cst. Francois Lewis of the Boston Bar RCMP.
RCMP officers supported by Boston Bar Fire Department, Hope Search and Rescue, Valley Helicopters, and local rafting guides and residents immediately initiated a search of the treacherous waters and shoreline of the river for the missing swimmer.
On July 21, 2015 after exhausting all efforts to locate the missing man police have suspended the search.
“The Nahatlatch River flows into the Fraser River and after a thorough search of the region the missing man has not been found”, said Cst. Francois Lewis.
Hope Victim Services are engaged with family members of the missing man.