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Suspects Sought In Business Burglary


Nelson RCMPolice are seeking the assistance of the General Public in identifying two suspects that were responsible for breaking and entering into Gold Island Forest Products in South Slocan on Sunday, September 28, 2014. The two suspects made off with an undisclosed amount of various tools from the mill.

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If anyone should recognize these two individuals please contact either the Nelson RCMPolice at 250-352-2156 or Crime Stoppers.

Body Found In Vehicle Recovered From Slocan River


On the 23rd of June 2014 at 3:38 p.m the RCMP Slocan Detachment and West Kootenay Traffic Services responded to a report of a vehicle in the Slocan River. On attendance investigation revealed a lone occupant driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup had lost control of his vehicle and went into the Slocan River.

With the assistance of the Winlaw, Beasley, Passmore Fire Departments and Search and Rescue the vehicle was secured in the fast flowing river. An excavator was used in order to remove the vehicle and debris. A local 63 year old Winlaw male was located in the vehicle and was deceased.

Possible causal factor for this crash is a medical condition.
The RCMP would like to thank the dedication of the local fire department and Kevin Sutherland Contracting for their assistance in recovering the truck and deceased.

The BC Coroner Service and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this crash.

Bodies Of Missing Youths Recovered From Slocan Lake


On Wednesday morning May 28th, the bodies of the 3 males who perished in Slocan Lake on May 10th were successfully recovered. The recovery efforts involved Ralston and Associates, New Denver Fire Rescue plus the RCMP dive team. The BC Coroners Department has now assumed control of the investigation.

As previously noted the bodies were located in approximately 500 ft of water. The good weather this morning made recovery efforts much easier than anticipated families of the youth have all been advised of their recovery.


Missing Youths Located In Slocan Lake


On Monday May 26th the RCMP were contacted by the owner of Ralston & Associates, underwater recovery specialists, who believe they have located the 3 missing youths who drowned in the canoeing accident on May 10th.

The Ralston’s were hired by some of the families to continue searching for the 3, after the 10 day search had been suspended.  The youths were found in approximately 500 ft of water, further from shore than originally reported.  Additional recovery equipment is being brought in from the Lower Mainland to assist in their recovery. The RCMP dive team will be providing support in the recovery efforts, which are expected to take place on Wednesday.

The families of the youths have been made of aware of the information and will be supported by Victim Services and the B.C. Coroners Service. Additional information will be made available later in the week.