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Search Continues on Salmon River

Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 7:59 PM

Prince George, B.C.- Prince George Search and Rescue personnel expect to  continue  searching the banks of the Salmon River    until  about midnight,  as they  look for two people who went through the ice on the river  late this afternoon.

Three people  went through the ice around 4:30 this afternoon,  one was rescued,  two others  are still missing.

Prince George Search and Rescue has been on the scene  since  shortly after the incident was reported.  A helicopter offered air support, but still no sign of the two.

Search teams are  combing  the  shoreline  east of  Highway 97  through to the railway bridge.

RCMP say   members of the public who  have arrived on scene  are  asked to  stay clear of the river as the ice is  not safe,  and  the Search and Rescue  people are properly trained to deal with situations like this.   There are concerns that while well intentioned, those members of the public  accessing the area may be putting themselves in great danger.

If  the search this evening fails to  find the two  missing persons,  the search will resume at  first daylight.


I hope there is a good outcome to this story.

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