UPDATE: Two ATVers dead after trying to cross creek south of Campbell River

Third person survived attempt to cross a creek

Two people are dead after they tried to cross a creek on ATVs south of Campbell River.

Emergency crews were called to an incident involving all-terrain vehicle riders near Woods Creek on Sunday morning.

They arrived to find that three people had tried to cross the water but had been swept away.

“One of those people were found uninjured,” Staff Sgt. Troy Beauregard said. “Another person was located deceased, and recovery efforts went on throughout the day to try and locate the third person.”

The search was suspended Sunday night because of concern for volunteers working in the dark, and efforts resumed the next morning at first light.

The body of the third person was later located and recovered.

The search effort involved the local search and rescue team, the coast guard and 442 Squadron from CFB Comox.

 

The Coast Guard responded to a call near Stories Beach today. Photo by Jocelyn Doll/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Search and Rescue responded to a call at Clinton Rd. near Stories Beach, south of Campbell River, today. Photo by Debbie Baker/Campbell River Mirror

Photo by Debbie Baker/Campbell River Mirror

Photo by Debbie Baker/Campbell River Mirror

The Campbell River and Oyster River Fire deparment responded to a call at Clinton Rd. near Stories Beach, south of Campbell River, today.Photo by Debbie Baker/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Search and Rescue responded to a call at Clinton Rd. near Stories Beach, south of Campbell River, today. Photo by Debbie Baker/Campbell River Mirror

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