Rescuers halt Coquihalla River search due to darkness, after reports of person in river

Rescuers halt Coquihalla River search due to darkness, after reports of person in river

No information to indicate a child is involved, RCMP state, after this information surfaced on social media

Rescuers from Chilliwack and Hope have stopped their search of the Coquihalla River, that began Thursday evening after a report of a person in the water came in.

Hope RCMP Staff Sergeant Karol Rehdner confirmed the rescuers – from Hope Volunteer Search and Rescue and Chilliwack Search and Rescue – searched the river from Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park and downstream. The search was terminated due to the darkness.

Rehdner stated the Hope RCMP has ‘no information to indicate that a child is involved,’ after several Facebook comments were posted about the incident indicating a child might have fallen in the river at the Othello Tunnels.

The police investigation continues, Rehdner confirmed in an update Thursday after 9 p.m.

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