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The search for a man floating in Coquihalla river enters day two

Search enters second day

The search for a  man who was swept into the Coquihalla River, east of Hope, continues Friday.

RCMP say an eyewitness saw a man in blue shorts floating face-down in the river near the Othello Tunnels just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

CTV News is reporting that rescue crews searched for hours into Thursday evening, using an RCMP and local helicopters to help scan the river. the search was called off due to darkness but has resumed Friday morning.

“A male was crossing the river in a rubber dinghy, like a tube, and that he didn’t get across," said William Vandebrand with Hope RCMP. "His clothing description matched the person who was spotted down-river."

-with files from CTV News Vancouver



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