On Monday morning, RCMP and Search and Rescue members responded
to a call that a woman swimming in the Green River below Nairn Falls had gone
missing. After a short search, the body of a 39 year old Pemberton woman was
located about 1 km south of the area she went missing.
According to the RCMP, the victim was camping at Nairn Falls
and was swimming with another man when she disappeared. The man swam to shore
to call for help.
The river is described as cold and swift moving in that area,
and not recommended for swimming.
As of Wednesday afternoon RCMP were not releasing the victim’s
name, pending notification of her next of kin. The Pemberton RCMP and B.C.
Coroner’s Office are conducting an investigation.
Suspects sought in village assault
RCMP are looking for help finding a male suspect who assaulted
two men outside of a Whistler bar at 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 26.
According to the RCMP, the suspect was described as an East
Indian male in his mid-20s, approximately 5-feet, eight-inches tall, and 180 to
190 pounds. He had a shaved head and was wearing a white T-shirt that may have
had a UFC insignia.
He was accompanied by another East Indian male, 5’10” with
short spiky hair, who was wearing a red and black T-shirt with a UFC insignia,
as well as three East Indian females. The suspects were last season running in
the direction of Earl’s Restaurant.
If you were a witness and have any information that could
assist the RCMP, contact 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Two injured in vehicle accident
At approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday, July 27, Whistler RCMP
responded to a vehicle collision 25 km north of Whistler in the Suicide Hill
area. A northbound GMC Tracker traveled over the centre line and collided head-on
with an RCMP vehicle heading south. The officer driving the vehicle was working
at the Pemberton Music Festival.
Both drivers sustained non-life threatening injuries and were
taken to the Pemberton Clinic for examination. The police officer was later released,
while the female driver of the GMC Tracker was sent to North Vancouver for
The accident prompted RCMP to close the highway for both
directions for about an hour and a half before opening one lane. Both lanes
opened at 4 a.m.
The RCMP are investigating the circumstances that lead to the incident.