Search continues for Salmon Arm man caught in Seymour River current

A land and air search in underway today for 24-year-old Andrew Wilson of Salmon Arm, who has been missing since Monday afternoon.

Chase RCMP and other agencies continue a land and air search  for 24-year-old Andrew Wilson of Salmon Arm, who has been missing since Monday afternoon.

At around 4:35 p.m. yesterday, Chase RCMP received a report that a man had been swept away by currents while swimming in the Seymour River.

Reports indicate that on the morning of June 11 two men, Wilson and a friend, also in his 20s, travelled to Seymour Arm for a day hike to Seymour Falls.

The two young men were due back in Salmon Arm at 3 p.m., notes a an RCMP news release.

“At some point in the afternoon, one of the men jumped into the Seymour River to cool off and was swept down river,” reads the release. “The man’s friend made his way to the nearest logging road and flagged down a grader operator, who in turn contacted a local resident. The resident called 911.

Chase RCMP initiated an air and ground search of the rugged and remote Seymour area Monday afternoon, continuing in their efforts until it grew dark.

The search resumed Tuesday morning at 6:30 and continued into the afternoon in the area that has little to no road access.

Chase RCMP along with RCMP air services helicopter, RCMP dive team and members of the Shuswap Volunteer Search and Rescue team are engaged in the search effort.

Wilson’s parents, Lynda and Lorne Wilson, also of Salmon Arm, have been notified by Salmon Arm RCMP with RCMP Victim Services providing support.