The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)

The RCMP dive team recovered the vehicle involved in a fatal crash on Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Harrison. (John Allen/Contributed)

UPDATE: RCMP dive team recovers vehicle from Harrison Lake

The team retrieved the vehicle around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday

The RCMP dive team recovered a vehicle that had crashed down an embankment on Harrison East Forest Service Road and into Harrison Lake over the weekend.

On Sunday, Nov. 3, Agassiz RCMP and the Kent-Harrison SAR team were called out to an accident where an SUV had tumbled down an embankment into Harrison Lake on Harrison East Forest Service Road.

Although one of the occupants was able to get out of the partially submerged vehicle — and was airlifted to hospital Sunday — two others remained.

RELATED: VIDEO: Two killed when SUV veers into Harrison Lake

According to Agassiz RCMP Sgt. Mike Sargent, the dive team was on scene at the crash site yesterday (Monday, Nov. 4) to do an initial assessment of the situation. He said the team was back today, and are currently in the process of assisting with the recovery of the vehicle and occupants.

Around 2:30 p.m. today, Harrison resident John Allen posted a photo of a vehicle covered in a black tarp, saying it had been recovered from the lake by the dive team.

On Sunday, the RCMP’s Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service was investigating, and said it was possible vehicle could have veered down the steep slope on Saturday night or early Sunday.

Sargent said there is no new information about the cause of the crash at this time, and it remains under investigation.

Once the bodies are retrieved and identified, police will be notifying their next of kin.



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

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