Search and Rescue responded to a call on the Elk River on Aug. 3 after the caller said she witnessed a boy jump from the guardrail.

Search and Rescue look for possible jumper

Emergency personnel received a call on Aug. 3 that a boy jumped from the guardrail on the Elk River.

  • Aug. 6, 2015 8:00 a.m.

Fernie Search & Rescue, Fernie Fire, BCAS and the RCMP were involved in a search for a possible drowning on the Elk River on Monday afternoon.

A witness driving over the West Fernie Bridge saw a teenage boy jump from the guardrail into the river and was confident that she had not seen the boy re-emerge.

The river was searched extensively under the bridge and downstream from the jump site, but no body was seen, and to date no

missing persons report has been filed.

A follow-up call has been made the RCMP for further details.


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