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Update: Search on for person missing in Nechako River…

Update: The search for the person has been suspended until further notice. 

Prince George, BC: The search will resume today for a person believed to have gone into a local river early this morning.

At 12:30 AM on Thursday January 21st, 2016, the Prince George RCMP received a report of a person jumping into the Nechako River near the John Hart Bridge in Prince George. Officers were on scene and at various points down river within minutes.

Visual checks of the river showed no signs of the person. Officers located clothing along the shore line where the person was seen entering the river, under the bridge.

The clothing is described as:

  • A green, large or extra-large Bugatti men’s winter jacket
  • A grey/green toque with a pom-pom

The Prince George Search & Rescue Society and Prince George Fire / Rescue were immediately called out to assist. Unfortunately, due to darkness and ice conditions on the river, boats could not be utilized.

At approximately 1:45 AM, 75 minutes after the initial call, police, fire and SAR personnel made the decision to suspend the search until daylight. This morning, the search is expected to resume by land and air, weather permitting.

If you have any information about this this incident or who this person may be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.

Written and released by: PG RCMP.

 

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