Capsized Boat– Pitt River, Search and Rescue and RCMP Dive Team look for missing male, 3 people rescued alive, 1 recovered deceased
2020-03-14 18:45 PDT
File # 2020-6998
On March 14, 2020, at approximately 11:11 a.m., Coquitlam RCMP received a 911 call regarding a capsized boat on Pitt River south of Monroe Creek. A good Samaritan boater who happened to be on the river assisted in rescuing 3 adult survivors who were taken to local hospitals with hypothermia, shock and anxiety. One adult female was recovered deceased and one adult male age 25 remains missing.
Search and Rescue were called out to assist. The RCMP Dive Team has been activated to locate the missing male. Weather at the time was extremely windy creating large waves with swells and whitecaps which is believed to be a contributing factor in the capsizing of the vessel. Alcohol and drugs are not factors. The boat has been located and will be seized as evidence as part of the investigation.
S/Sgt. Paul VADIK
Coquitlam RCMP Watch Commander
Cpl. Michael McLaughlinMedia Relations Officer
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
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