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Woman swept away in Similkameen River

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June 05, 2021 - 7:35 AM

Keremeos RCMP officers and search and rescue crews are hoping to find a woman who was swept away by fast moving water in the Similkameen River, Friday.

At around 10:45 a.m., June 4, 43-year-old Amy Sabean was driving a white Chevrolet Blazer and was being followed by a friend who was in a separate vehicle.

While travelling along Ashnola Road, at approximately the 4-5 kilometre marker towards Keremeos, the man saw Sabean drive off the roadway and into the Similkameen River, according to the RCMP in a media release.

When she tried to get out of her vehicle she was swept away by the fast moving water. A call was made to Keremeos RCMP just after 11 a.m.

Search and Rescue was immediately deployed, along with RCMP Air 4 and several members of Keremeos Highway Patrol who are assisting the Keremeos RCMP with the search. Border Agencies have been advised since the search area is close to USA border, according to the RCMP.

The search is ongoing and at this time no suspicious activity is suspected.

The RCMP asks that anyone who has further information on the incident to contact their local police department.


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