Underwater Search for Vehicle a No Go
Quesnel, B.C. – The RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team, will not be heading into the Quesnel River to look for a vehicle thought to have plunged into the water.The team was called to Quesnel by the Quesnel RCMP to determine if in fact a vehicle went into the Quesnel River as was suggested by a set of tire tracks leading off Baston Road.
Police were first alerted to the possibility on Sunday morning when a resident called to say they had noticed the tracks while on a daily walk. The caller said there had been no such tracks the day before.
Police attended the scene and did locate a BC license plate, but have not been able to connect with the registered owner of that plate.
When the Underwater Recovery Team arrived on scene, it was determined the river is running too high and too fast at the moment, making it too dangerous to safely conduct an underwater search.
The Quesnel RCMP with the assistance of the Quesnel Search and Rescue (SAR) will monitor water levels and speed in order to determine the best and safest time to enter the river to conduct a search.
The RCMP is requesting that if anyone saw a vehicle enter the Quesnel River near Baston Road the morning of Sunday June 14th, to call the Quesnel RCMP at 250-992-9211.