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UPDATE: Report of two in the Thompson River was actually a dog and owners

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KAMLOOPS – After patrolling the Thompson River, Search and Rescue crews learned it was actually a dog and its owners that had fallen through the ice.

Search manager Alan Hobler says KSAR were deployed to the Thompson River when someone called in with a report of two people struggling in the river east of Lafarge.

Hobler says Kamloops Search and Rescue were called out around noon today, Feb. 4. Initially, rescue crews thought two people fell through the ice.

Nine KSAR members, the drone team and a swift water rescue team deployed by helicopter responded to the call. 

Hobler says the dog is safe and that the owners rescued it after the fall. The owners knew it was a shallow spot in the river and they were not in danger. 

- This story was updated at 3:15 p.m. to include new information from Alan Hobler. 

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