Search Continues for missing Swimmer

Photo: A helicopter takes off from Peace Island Park as the search continues for a missing swimmer – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

The search continues for a missing swimmer who was swimming in the Pine River near the Peace River.

At approximately 2pm Friday afternoon RCMP received a call of a swimmer who had gone missing. There are limited details at the moment but a group of friends were swimming in the Pine River near the Peace River when suddenly their friend was swept away by the current.

Currently several river boats and a helicopter are searching up and down the Peace and Pine Rivers. North Peace Search & Rescue along with the Fort St. John RCMP are participating in the search.

The Peace & Pine River are running high at the moment with strong currents. The search for the missing man will continue this evening.

Keep watching this webpage for more information as it becomes available.