Body of 22-year-old man found in Chilliwack river after drowning incident

May 12 2020, 3:24 pm

RCMP says the body of a 22-year-old Indian national has been recovered from a river in Chilliwack.

In a release, the RCMP’s Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment said the search began on the evening of May 11 when they received a report of a man who drowned while swimming with friends in the Vedder River near Teskey River.

The body of the young man was located by Chilliwack Search and Rescue late Tuesday morning.

“The missing young man is a South Asian national from India, and was swimming with companions in the Vedder River at the time of the incident,” said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD, in a statement.

“When he entered the river and became visibly distressed, his friends attempted to pull him out of the water without success.”

Rail added the Chilliwack RCMP has reached out to offer their support during this difficult time.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are continuing with the investigation.