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Willow River rafter found deceased

A rafter on the Willow River who was reported overdue May 20 has been found deceased.

Frontline police officers, the RCMP Helicopter Air 3, and 18 Search and Rescue volunteers spent over 150 person-hours looking along the Willow River where the man had launched from. The rafter was located deceased at approximately 4 p.m. on May 21.

“Prince George RCMP would like to thank all of the agencies and Search and Rescue volunteers that were involved in this search and the subsequent recovery of the missing rafter. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased,” said Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

This investigation is now with the B.C. Coroners Service. No further information will be released.

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