Police: Body of woman swept away by river in B.C. Interior recovered

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Police: Body of woman swept away by river in B.C. Interior recovered
Police: Body of woman swept away by river in B.C. Interior recovered

Search efforts for the woman whose vehicle plunged into the river near Keremeos have concluded, as RCMP announced on Saturday evening that they have located her body.

The woman found has since been identified as 43-year old Amy Sabean. Her family has since been notified.

The RCMP clarified the location of the collision and apologized for any prior confusion.

Amy Sabean’s vehicle veered off of Ashnola Road on Friday morning and dove into the Ashnola River, which is approximately 15 km from the Similkameen River.

Because the water was moving so fast, the search for Amy extended to the Similkameen River in hopes she could be located there.

“Sadly, earlier this morning search and rescue crews located the body of a deceased woman approximately 14 km downstream of the Ashnola River from the collision site, and about 1 km prior to where the Ashnola River enters into the Similkameen River,” Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, spokesperson for the BC RCMP stated in a press release.

Due to the high risk associated with recovering the deceased from the river’s rapidly flowing waters, search and rescue teams took the time necessary to safely carry out the recovery mission.

The BC Coroners Service has also launched its own investigation into Amy’s unexpected death.

Anyone with any further information to assist with this investigation, is asked to call the Keremeos RCMP at 250-499-5511.

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