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Two bodies recovered

UPDATE: 11:33 a.m.

Crews have recovered the body of a second person swept away in Woods Creek near Campbell River. CTV Vancouver Island is reporting that search crews confirm the second person swept away has been found dead.


UPDATE: 9:55 a.m.

Searchers on Vancouver Island are hopeful but admit they are bracing for the worst after three people on a family outing on an all-terrain vehicle were swept away while crossing a creek near Campbell River.

Area residents heard screams and pulled one female from Woods Creek on Sunday, and Paul Berry with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue said a search was launched for two others, a male and female.

Berry said the body of one person was found just before search efforts were called off Sunday night and there was extreme concern for the person who was still missing.

"We always remain hopeful that we can find someone alive but because of the high flows of water and the cooler temperatures, we prepare our teams that it could potentially be a recovery," Berry said Monday.

The accident happened at what is normally a "pretty benign" section of Woods Creek where the trio had frequently crossed before, he said.

"Because of the amount of rain and snow the previous night, the creek was raging."

About 35 search and rescue members, along with RCMP and crews from the Campbell River and Oyster River fire departments took part in Sunday's search and Berry said swift water rescue teams from Comox and Campbell River were resuming the search Monday.


ORIGINAL 7:27a.m.

CTV Vancouver Island is reporting a search in Campbell River for two missing people was unsuccessful and suspended overnight.

The search is set to resume this morning at 8 a.m.

Two people, a father, and daughter, went missing while quadding.

Searchers scoured the water near Shelter Point and Stories Beach  Sunday afternoon.

One person was reportedly rescued.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre says it was part of the search and the RCMP has taken over the case.

-with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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