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Swimmer swept away in powerful currents of Seymour River near Chase, B.C.

CHASE, - An air and ground search is underway for a Salmon Arm, man swept away in the Seymour River, near Chase, B.C.

RCMP in the Shuswap community, about 60 kilometres east of Kamloops, say the incident happened early Monday afternoon when Andrew Wilson jumped into the river to cool off during a hike.

Wilson's companion saw him being swept away and rushed to the nearest logging road, where the friend flagged down a grader operator to call for help.

Preliminary searchers were conducted Monday.

At first light, crews returned to the area, described as very rugged and remote, with limited road access.

There has been no sign of the 24-year-old, despite efforts by the RCMP air services helicopter, RCMP dive team and crews with Salmon Arm Search and Rescue. (CKIZ)

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