Attempts to recover the body of a kayaker in the Capilano River will resume Tuesday morning.
North Vancouver RCMP say they received a call about a kayaker in distress on the swollen and fast-moving river on Monday afternoon.
A search was mounted involving multiple agencies and a body was eventually located, but North Shore Rescue said the recovery was a complicated operation.
Recovery operations of the deceased kayaker at Capilano River have stopped for the night. Efforts will resume in the morning. Remember to use extra caution around all fast moving waters during all rain advisories.
— North Vancouver RCMP (@nvanrcmp) January 30, 2018
“Recovery operations of the deceased kayaker at Capilano River have stopped for the night,” the RCMP said in a tweet, adding the recovery would resume in the morning.
Authorities have issued a warning to people to use “extreme caution” due to high water levels in metro Vancouver creeks and rivers.
The Canadian Press