Man reported as disappearing in the Thompson River

Kamloops Rural

2021-01-29 12:47 PST

File # 2021-3072

The Tk’emlups RCMP Detachment is investigating after it received a report of a man going into the Thompson River last night.

On January 28, around 7:30 p.m., Kamloops RCMP received a report of an unknown man walking into the Thompson River from the north bank side, dunking his head into the water, and trying to swim across. According to witnesses, he bobbed up and down several times before disappearing under the surface.

Police, fire, and ambulance attended the area and began searching, utilizing the Police Dog Services Unit, infrared technology, the Kamloops Fire Department boat, and the Kamloops Search and Rescue drone, but no one was located.

A Police Dog Services track led investigators to more witnesses, who reported seeing a Caucasian man in his 30s who appeared lost, about two hours earlier. The man was described as wearing a blue jacket with its hood up and possibly a ball cap underneath.

Currently, police are in the area conducting interviews and awaiting the arrival of the RCMP dive team, while Kamloops Search and Rescue continues checking the water.

Anyone who may know who the man is or who witnessed what happened, is asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP rural detachment at 250-314-8000.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034


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