Squamish RCMP and SAR are actively searching for man who fell into the Squamish river this afternoon.
Today, around 1 pm, Squamish RCMP received a call from a woman who said her friend had fallen into the Squamish River. She told the police was camping with a group of friends up the Ashlu Forest Service Road just north of Squamish.
Squamish RCMP immediately attended to the area and activated Squamish Search and Rescue, and used additional resources such as the Air 1 and the LMD Police Dog Services. The male had yet to be located but efforts are continuing.
“The Squamish RCMP and Squamish Search and Rescue will be working together over the next days to locate the man, but the search has been difficult and dangerous due to the high water levels and extreme current from the spring melt” stated Corporal Banks.
“We are asking those in the area who see anything in the river or along the riverbanks to contact the RCMP immediately. The male is reported to be from Kenya, is in his mid 20s, and is thought to be wearing a white t-shirt, grey sweatpants, and a black Adidas Hoody.
Squamish RCMP have not yet released the name as they work to locate his next of kin for notification.
Anyone with any information regarding the above files are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, text 274637, or go to www.solvecrime.ca