Divers recover body of missing swimmer in river near Taber
Published Monday, September 26, 2016 9:24AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, September 26, 2016 5:27PM MDT
Search crews have recovered the body of a man who went missing after he jumped into the river near Taber Park on Sunday afternoon.
Emergency crews were called to the park at about 2:00 p.m. after a man in his 30s was reported missing while swimming with three of his siblings.
RCMP say he was unaccounted for after he climbed a pillar and jumped into the water.
"Even though the river isn't flowing right now, it still is a danger, and areas like that, there are still currents and undercurrents," said Cst. Melanie Schefter.
Taber Fire Department, EMS, Taber police, Lethbridge Fire dive team, Victim Services and Taber RCMP searched the river on Sunday but did not locate the man.
On Monday, they resumed the search and found the man's body around noon not far from the area where he was last seen.
The body has been sent to the Medical Examiner's Officer for autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
The man's family has been at the scene throughout the recovery operation and police say they will not be releasing the man's name.