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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...