Search Efforts for Drowned Man

Langley, Underwater Recovery Services

2017-07-18 08:38 PDT

File # 2017-25472

The E Division Underwater Recovery Team will attend Langley today to assess the situation and potentially continue the search of the Fraser River for a male drowning victim.

Last night (July 18th) just after 9:00, police received a report of a male who had fallen off a barge into the Fraser River. Officers attended the government wharf at 88th Avenue and 252nd Street where search efforts were underway by friends and family.

Search and Rescue teams from both Central Fraser Valley and Ridge Meadows as well as the New Westminster Police Marine Unit arrived and searched through the docks and wharfs in the area but were not successful in locating the male. The search was called off due to darkness with a plan to resume this morning.

Client Support and Victim Services attended to provide support to family during this very difficult time. The male drowning victim, a 72 year old Langley man, was a non-swimmer.

Updates will be provided as they become available.
 

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Cpl. Holly Largy

Media Relations Officer
Langley RCMP Detachment - "Connected with our Community"
langley.bc.rcmp.ca
22180 - 48A Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 8B7
Office: 604-532-3231
Cell: 778-991-7932
Fax: 604-532-3239

Email: holly.largy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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