2nd body recovered from Kettle River
Jul 30, 2012 / 12:30 pm
A husband and wife from Christina Lake have been identified as two of three who drowned Saturday during a tubing excursion on the Kettle River.
The woman and her husband were sharing a small inflatable dinghy when they were swept over a set of waterfalls and capsized. Both she and her husband drowned.
The victims have been identified as Ronald Legare, 74 and his wife Jacqueline Jean Legare, 71
The RCMP Southeast District helicopter and ground searchers have been unable to locate a third individual, a 50-year-old man was also swept over the Cascade Falls on the Kettle River late Saturday afternoon.
An extensive air and ground search was completed late Sunday afternoon which yielded no sign of the man.
Search and Rescue technicians will monitor the area in the coming days in attempts to locate the man's body.
The family of the 50-year-old man from Scotland have been advised by the RCMP and Grand Forks Victim Services personnel, that the man is presumed to have drowned.
Further updates will be provided by the BC Coroners Services.
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