Squamish River. (Ruth Hartnup/Flickr)

Police looking for man swept away in Squamish River

Man fell backwards into the river on Sunday

Police and search and rescue crews are looking for a man in his mid-20s was swept away by the Squamish River on Sunday afternoon.

According to Squamish RCMP, a group of friends were camping near the Ashlu Forest Service Road just north of Squamish when a man she was with fell backwards into the river.

Witnesses told police the man was swept away by the swift current.

Police, search and rescue, the police dog unit and a helicopter were all sent to the scene but have so far not been able to find the man.

The man is Kenyan, in his mid-20s and was wearing a white t-shirt, grey sweatpants, and a black Adidas hoodie.

Police are not releasing the man’s name until his next-of-kin can be notified.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 604-892-6100, or if they wish to remain anonymous, to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, text 274637, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

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