The Revelstoke RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue are currently searching the Columbia River near the Centennial Park boat launch after it was reported that one adult male from a group of 3 swimmers had not exited the water.
RCMP received a report at 12:56 pm on Wednesday April 20, that one of three people swimming at the Centennial Park Boat Launch did not come out of the water. The RCMP is treating the matter as a drowning, said a statement issued by Cpl. Thomas Blakney.
“The Revelstoke RCMP immediately activated the local SAR team in addition to the RCMP Air 4 helicopter,” his statement said. “The Revelstoke RCMP police boat along with a private boat were launched to conduct a search on the river, in addition to SAR technicians and Revelstoke Fire Rescue crews that were walking the river’s edge and park trails.”
The search ended by about 4:30 pm and while no one has yet been formally identified and the RCMP are not saying anything more before Thursday morning — at the earliest — the victim is believed to be a local man.
“Further updates will be provided when available.,” Blakney said.