Suspect identified

Enderby police know the man who evaded them by going for a midnight swim in the Shuswap River Nov. 3 is fine.

Enderby police know the man who evaded them by going for a midnight swim in the Shuswap River Nov. 3 is fine.

But there’s still the matter of the outstanding warrant that led to Cameron Christen, 34, allegedly taking off in the first place that police need to resolve.

“We know he’s fine and that he’s in the community because he’s talked with other community members,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

It’s alleged RCMP were trying to arrest Christen Nov. 3 on the outstanding warrant when he jumped into the chilly waters of the river.

“He started swimming and there’s an island downstream that he got to,” said Molendyk.

“It was a cool night out, it was foggy and the officers lost sight of him.”

Search and Rescue personnel were called out to check along the banks. Police received some information after reports of a person showing up at local home slooking for clothes.

Clothes were found on the island.

Police believe Christen undressed, and then went back into the water and swam  a mile downstream. He was last seen there.

Anybody with any information on where Christen can be found is asked to call the RCMP at 250-838-6818, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.