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Tragic end to water rescue in the Comox Valley

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February 1st, 2015

The Comox Valley RCMP wish to update the public on the water rescue of a woman and child from the Puntledge River on January 30, 2015.

Despite the efforts of multiple rescue and medical personnel, the 26 year old Comox Valley woman pulled from the water did not survive.  The woman’s seven- month old son, also rescued from the waters, was airlifted to BC Children’s Hospital, where he remains at this time.

His condition was last listed as critical.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to this family”, states S/Sgt. Kevin Mazur, Plain Clothes Commander with the Comox Valley RCMP.  “Based on the evidence and information we have gathered so far, there is no indication that any third party was involved in the pair entering the water.”

Investigators ask anyone who may have witnessed the pair near or in the waters of the Puntledge River prior to 2:40 pm on January 30th, 2015, to call the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321.

The BC Coroners Service has assumed a lead role in this investigation, with continued assistance from the Comox Valley RCMP.  The identity of the woman will not be released at this time. 

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