Rescue in process for 3 people who fell into Shannon Falls near Squamish
Rescue crews are currently on-site at Shannon Falls Provincial Park in Squamish.
Squamish SAR (Search and Rescue) are responding to a report of three people seen going over the waterfall.
#Squamish crews are responding to Shannon Falls after 3 persons were witnessed going over the waterfalls. Squamish SAR tasked #SeatoSky #BCHwy99
— #Squamish News Buff (@SquamishAlerts) July 3, 2018
The entrance to the falls has been closed as a preliminary search is underway. Although the report is unconfirmed, the Squamish RCMP and Squamish firefighters are also on scene to support the effort.
Less than two hours after the first initial report, Lions Bay Search and Rescue tweeted that they have been activated and are providing assistance to the Squamish SAR in their search.
LBSAR has been activated to provide mutual assistance to Squamish SAR.
— Lions Bay SAR (@LionsBaySAR) July 3, 2018
Shannon Falls sits 335 metres above Highway 99, making it the third highest falls in the province. The park acts as a popular daytime attraction, as well as an access point to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
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