B.C. search is on for 23-year-old Kamloops male swept away by North Thompson River

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      Update (May 4): Kamloops RCMP announced the body of the missing student has been recovered.

      A search is now underway for a male who was swept away in a river in south-central British Columbia.

      At 6:30 a.m. today (May 3), three friends went swimming in the North Thompson River near Chestnut Avenue in Kamloops.

      As they swam, one of them, a 23-year-old male, was swept away by the current. Although his friends attempted to reach him to pull him back to shore, they were unsuccessful.

      After being notified, Kamloops Fire Rescue went out on the river on a boat but were unable to locate the missing male.

      Kamloops Search and Rescue has been deployed while Kamloops RCMP is using a drone to search river banks downstream from the point where he went missing.

      Kamloops RCMP described the man as a South Asian male who is wearing a red sweater and pants. His identity has not been disclosed.

      The Georgia Straight has contacted B.C. RCMP for further information.

      Anyone who sees him is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

      The North Thompson River, which originates at the Thompson Glacier, joins the South Thompson River at Kamloops to form the Thompson River.

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