Update and new information on the search of Capilano River

North Vancouver

2020-10-02 16:00 PDT

File # 2020-26941

North Vancouver RCMP are updating a previous release regarding the search of Capilano River.

At first light this morning, RCMP resumed the search of Capilano River for victims of yesterday's incident during which a number of people were swept into the water. The search of the river was paused after sunset last night, though officers continued pursuing other aspects of the investigation throughout the night. When the search resumed this morning, North Shore Rescue continued to assist.

RCMP believe one adult male remains unaccounted for, and officers are continuing efforts to determine that person's location. RCMP have conduct of the investigation into the missing adult, while BC Coroners Service, have assumed conduct of the investigation to determine the facts into the death of one adult found yesterday. RCMP continue to support the Coroner's investigation.

Shortly before noon, North Shore Rescue completed their search up to the mouth of the river, where it enters Burrard Inlet, and were unable to find additional victims. North Vancouver Detachment's marine vessel has been searching the waters beyond the mouth of Capilano River, assisted by a vessel from the RCMP's West Coast Marine Services, and a vessel from Vancouver Police Department's marine unit. Officers have now engaged the assistance of the RCMP's Underwater Recovery Team.

Released by

Sgt. Peter DeVries

Media Relations Officer
North Vancouver RCMP
nvan.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
147 East 14th St, North Van., BC, V7L 2N4
Office: 604-969-7561
Cell: 604-363-5584
Fax: 604-969-7587

Email: peter.devries@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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