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Girl who escaped police into the Thompson River earlier this week located

July 02, 2017 - 2:12 PM

KAMLOOPS – The teen who disappeared from police after swimming away in the middle of the night earlier this week has reappeared.

RCMP say she’s been located safe, according to a press release, but stay tight lipped about the incident and do not state who she was, when or where she was found or whether she’s in police custody now.

On June 29, around 2 a.m., Kamloops RCMP were arresting her as a suspect in a bike theft when she escaped by jumping into the river near Royal Avenue. Police issued a release 12 hours later, stating the teenager was missing but didn’t give any description or information about her. Kamloops Search and Rescue were called in to help with the search.

Police were tight lipped about the incident last week, stating only that they were still searching for her.

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