The Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue have recovered the body of a missing person on the Bulkley River Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday night, search and rescue received a call about a missing person and deployed roughly 15 people as part of their swift water team and the shoreline search team along the river.
“We searched until dark on Tuesday night and we had teams back on the river on Wednesday morning and we found the subject on Wednesday morning,” said Fred Oliemans, president of the Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue.
He was unable to say where exactly the body was found.
“It's a tragic incident,” said Cpl. Dave Tyreman with the RCMP.
Tyreman said the case was originally a missing persons case, but has now been handed over to the coroner's service.
Oliemans wants to remind residents to be cautious on the river.
“The rivers are in a state now that they're coming up, they're rising, they're exceedingly dangerous,” he said.
“The banks are going to become unstable as the water rises and erosion happens and the water is very cold. If people are going to be around the river, be very cautious.”