Boat capsizes in Pitt River near Coquitlam: one female dies, one male missing

    1 of 1 2 of 1

      After a boat capsized on a river in Metro Vancouver, three out of five people aboard were rescued but one individual died and one person remains missing.

      Coquitlam RCMP stated that around 11:11 a.m. on March 14, they received a 911 call about an overturned boat on Pitt River south of Monroe Creek in the Coquitlam area.

      A boater who happened to be out on the river was able to rescue three adult survivors who were taken to hospital with hypothermia, shock, and anxiety.

      However, one female adult was recovered deceased, and one 25-year-old male has not been located.

      Both Coquitlam Search and Rescue and the RCMP Dive Team participated in the search for the missing male.

      The weather at the time of the incident was extremely windy, creating large waves with swells and whitecaps, which is believed to be a contributing factor in the vessel capsizing.

      Coquitlam RCMP stated that alcohol and drugs are not factors in the incident.

      The boat has been located and has been seized as evidence in the investigation.