Thanksgiving weekend marked by tragedy

What should have been a day of celebration turned tragic at a local hot spring

A day meant to be spent celebrating with loved ones was instead made tragic.

A death occurred at the St. Leon’s Hot Spring on Oct. 11.

A man was found to be in distress by some local people at the hot spring. They flagged down some hunters quadding in the area. Because there is no cell phone service in the area, the hunters were carrying emergency beacons.

Once these beacons are lit, they trigger a response to the local RCMP call centre. From there, members of the RCMP were dispatched to the site.

“We received a call for an assistance,” said Corporal Jason Burndred.

“An emergency beacon was activated, and members went out to the area of the hot spring.”

Members of the RCMP went out, along with the British Columbia Ambulance Service. They located a deceased man at the hot spring.

The death is not considered suspicious at this time.

The name of the deceased has not been released.

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