Search For Three People Who Fell Over Shannon Falls Now a Recovery Operation
2018-07-04 10:08 PDT
File # 2018-3974
On July 3rd, 2018, at 11:55 am Squamish RCMP received a call from BC Ambulance regarding three people who were swimming in one of the pools at the top of Shannon Falls. The individuals were with a group of friends when they slipped and fell into a pool 30 metres below.
Squamish Search and Rescue (SAR), Lions Bay SAR, BC Ambulance, Squamish Fire, BC Parks, and Squamish RCMP attended to the scene in order to coordinate the search efforts.
"SAR teams, multiple Helicopter Units, and RCMP have been working in all capacities to locate the three people" stated Corporal Sascha Banks. "At around 8:30 pm last night teams were able to confirm the location of the three people in one of the lower pools. The RCMP and Squamish SAR have transitioned to a recovery of the bodies from the pool but the terrain is extremely difficult, very dangerous, and the water flow will be heavy with the warm temperatures today, increasing the risk to those in the recovery effort."
Specialized RCMP and SAR teams are already on site this morning. Until the joint operation is completed Shannon Falls and any trails leading to the pool system at the top of Shannon Falls are closed to the public.
RCMP will not be releasing the names at this time.
Cpl. Sascha BanksMedia Relations Officer
1000 Finch Drive, Squamish BC V8B 0M5
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