Kettle River tubing accident kills 2
Jul 29, 2012 / 1:10 pm
Two people are dead and a third is missing after a tubing adventure went wrong on the Kettle River near Grand Forks.
RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the trio got swept up by the current just west of Cascade Falls as they were enjoying a Saturday afternoon on the river with 10 other people.
Moskaluk says a 74-year-old man was pulled out of the water by onlookers who performed CPR, but he couldn't be resuscitated.
The man's 71-year-old wife was swept over the waterfalls, and crews were attempting to recover her body on Sunday.
A third person, a 50-year-old man from Scotland, is still missing and a ground and air search continued for him on Sunday.
Police are advising people to be cautious around rivers this summer because of higher-than-normal currents due to heavy rains.
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