Hikers discover body of local man
Police are not suspecting foul play after hikers discovered the body of a local man near Fruitvale this weekend, according to RCMP Cpl. Kelly Hall.
“On July 12, Trail and Greater District RCMP were contacted after a group of hikers noted what they believed to be a human body in the water at Beaver Falls near Fruitvale,” Hall said.
“On July 13, the South Columbia Search andRescue (SAR) Team with the assistance of a Helicopter Long Line Extraction Team recovered the body of an 88-year-old West Kootenay man.
“The Coroner’s Service of British Columbia, RCMP General Investigations Section, Police Dog Services, and Forensic Identification Services were present at the scene.
‘The incident is not considered suspicious.”