Body recovered from Columbia River near Trail

Local officials not releasing identity of victim yet

  • Jul. 18, 2013 5:00 a.m.

A body was recovered from the Columbia River Thursday afternoon near the Waneta Dam expansion project, RCMP confirmed.

“Shortly before noon people in the area spotted the body and then an individual in a small boat managed to recover and secure it until Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire/Rescue’s boat was deployed and made the recovery,” explained Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, media relations for the South East District. “The body was then transported to the local hospital morgue.”

Officials did not make positive identification by press time Thursday.