On May 3, the body of a Castlegar man was recovered from the Kootenay River who has been missing since May 2018 after entering the river in his pickup truck, accordign to RCMP Cpl. Brett Turner
"The recovery effort lasted several hours and required the assistance of several partners due to the difficult conditions and rapid flow of water in the river.
“The Castlegar RCMP would like to thank the efforts of the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, the Castlegar Fire Department, Silvertip Earthworks, Dam Helicopters, BC Hydro, Keegz Towing, Castlegar Search and Rescue, and Eric Anderson, who piloted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) during the recovery. Without their assistance, we would not have been able to conclude this very difficult and emotional investigation.” saidTurner.
Out of respect for the family of the missing man, Castlegar RCMP will not be releasing any further details regarding this matter. The BC Coroners Service has been notified and is also investigating.