Body recovered from Yukon River

At 12:45 p.m. on Friday, RCMP pulled the body of a 46-year-old man from the Yukon River. The man fell into the river near the pumphouse by Kanoe…

At 12:45 p.m. on Friday, RCMP pulled the body of a 46-year-old man from the Yukon River.

The man fell into the river near the pumphouse by Kanoe People on Thursday at 10:51 p.m., and a witness notified police.

The man was swept underwater and failed to resurface, police were told.

Police started a search involving the service dog and search boat, but it had to be halted due to lack of daylight.

The search resumed the following day.

By noon, officers in the RCMP Twin Otter fixed-wing aircraft spotted what appeared to be a body in the river near the Mountain View Golf course.

Officers recovered the body, ending the search.

RCMP is not releasing the name of the man out of respect for the deceased and the family, said acting media relations officer Cst. April Oxford on Monday.

The investigation is ongoing, but foul play is not suspected.

The Yukon River is running fast and remains extremely cold, so police are urging caution when near its banks.

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