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Suspected drowning in Thompson River near McArthur Island Park: RCMP
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Suspected drowning in Thompson River near McArthur Island Park: RCMP

Police investigators suspect a man has drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops, Saturday evening. “Witnesses indicate the male entered the river and was swept away by the current and did not resurface,” said Staff Sgt. Kelly Butler, Kamloops RCMP watch commander.“Several boats in the area responded but were also unable to locate the male.”An extensive search was conducted by both the RCMP and Kamloops Fire and Rescue, according to police. Read more: B.C. man swept away in Nicola River, body not found A Kamloops man witnessed part of the event unfold.“I was sitting behind the soccer field and all of a sudden I heard two children running up from the riverbank screaming ‘Help, help! Somebody is drowning.’” Nick Smith said. Story continues below advert...
New wildfires in Kamloops Fire Centre, including 2 in North Okanagan
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New wildfires in Kamloops Fire Centre, including 2 in North Okanagan

Fifteen new wildfires, sparked by an ongoing lightning storm, are burning in the Kamloops Fire District, with two in the North Okanagan and one well east of Kelowna. “These fires are being actioned by crews and aerial reconnaissance is being used to assess these fires,” the BC Wildfire Service said Friday morning.Of the 15, 12 were discovered on Friday, with three found on Thursday. Read more: B.C. wildfire worries mount as heat wave leads into B.C. Day long weekend One of the North Okanagan fires, located near Miriam Creek, is burning around eight kilometres east of Armstrong. It was discovered Friday and hasn’t yet been sized.The second is well east of Vernon, situated almost halfway between Lumby and Cherryville. The Bryers Road fire was also discovered F...