The body of the woman washed away by the river in the interior of British Columbia has been recovered

VANCOUVER-The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the body of a woman was washed away by a fast-moving river near Keremeos, British Columbia.

Mounted police said they received a witness report on Friday who saw the 43-year-old man driving off the road into the Ashnola River, which is about 15 kilometers from the confluence of the Simirkamen River.

They said the woman tried to get out of her white Chevrolet suit jacket, but was washed away by the water.

The RCMP stated that search and rescue personnel and the Keremios Highway Patrol team worked with RCMP helicopters to assist in the search and rescue. According to the police, her body was eventually found about 14 kilometers downstream of the Ashnola River.

The police said that the woman’s family had learned of her death and the BC Coroner Service is investigating.

As the area is close to the U.S. border, border agencies have also been told to conduct searches.

The RCMP stated that they believe there is nothing suspicious about this incident.

Documents from Canadian media

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