Update – Child lucky to be alive after floating down Peace River

Photo:  The young boy is pictured with his family, rescuers and the truck he floated down the river in – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

A Fort St. John child is lucky to be alive after floating down the Peace River Sunday morning.

Three year old Demetrius Jones was camping with his family at Peace Island Park when sometime Sunday morning he got up and left his family camper. [asset|aid=1641|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d47c75e0985bc7c5b67d1904b692365a-Nardelli – Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3]

That is Constable Nardi, he went on to say that shortly before 10am the child was found alive. [asset|aid=1642|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d47c75e0985bc7c5b67d1904b692365a-Nardelli Clip 2_1_Pub.mp3]

Don Lowen, who was in the area, helped with the search and found Demetrius and explains what he saw. [asset|aid=1643|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=d47c75e0985bc7c5b67d1904b692365a-Don Lowen Clip 1_1_Pub.mp3]

Sunday marked Demetrius’ 3rd birthday and the family continued to celebrate the extra special day at Peace Island Park. The RCMP would like to remind parents about the dangers posed by moving water and to be vigilant around children playing in or near the water.

Global TV also reported on this story, Click Here to see their report

This map shows just how far Demetrius went on the Peace River


View Child missing on Peace River in a larger map

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