Alberta man presumed drowned in Peace River

A 39-year-old man from Alberta is presumed drowned in the Peace River after being swept away in its waters on Wednesday, police say.

According to a news release, Hudson's Hope RCMP were called out to the river near the Peace Canyon bridge around 5:45 p.m. after a report the man was seen being swept away in the fast, rising water of the river. 

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Fire rescue, paramedics, and search and rescue crews were called out to search, which was suspended later that night. It resumed Thursday with the help of air crews.

The man's identity is not being released. RCMP say they have spoken to the man's family. 

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