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Divers locate Lumby area driver

A rural Lumby man has been located after he went missing in mid-June.

RCMP divers entered the Shuswap River Thursday, near the dam on Mabel Lake Road, and discovered a 1994 Ford truck that plunged into the water June 14.

“The driver was still inside the truck,” said Gord Molendyk, RCMP spokesperson.

The search was on hold until now because of high water levels on the river.

B.C. Hydro, which operates the dam, helped divers by drawing down the river so they could initiate the search.

According to Molendyk, finding the motorist has been a priority so the family can be provided with some closure.

“The family has been notified of the truck being located and the case has been turned over to the coroner’s office,” he said.

Any other details, such as the identity of the individual, will be released by the coroner.

It was expected the RCMP divers would be on scene today but the officers’ schedule evolved.

“The availability of the team was Thursday,” said Molendyk.

 

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