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UPDATE: Body of man who drowned during Canada Day on South Thompson River recovered

July 02, 2017 - 1:55 PM

KAMLOOPS – One man drowned in the South Thompson River on Canada Day after falling into the river

RCMP say around 5:30 p.m. yesterday, July 1, they were called to the scene of a missing 25-year-old man who’d fallen into the river when he was trying to get out of the water. Witnesses say he didn't resurface. Friends searched for him, but didn’t have any luck.

Kamloops Fire Rescue and the RCMP boat patrol responded, but did not locate the man, either.

The RCMP’s Underwater Recover Team were on scene this morning to continue the search. They were able to locate the man's body around 11:30 a.m.

The family has been notified.

His death has been deemed accidental and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating according to an RCMP press release.

The RCMP are advising people around or going into the river that the current is high for this time of year due to the high water levels the past few months.

– This story was updated at 1:49 a.m. sunday, July 2, 2017 to include an update from the RCMP about the recovery of the body.

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