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Father and daughter found dead in Vancouver Island creek

(File photo courtesy Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue)

CAMPBELL RIVER (NEWS 1130) – A 15-year-old girl and her father have been found dead in a creek just outside Campbell River on Vancouver Island.

Daryl Beck with Comox Valley Ground Search and Rescue says the pair were on an ATV trek with another teenager when they were swept away by a strong current in Wood Creek.

He says crews found the teen girl yesterday, but the fast-moving water prevented them from seeing the father.

“Our search resumed again at 8:00 this morning and by 9:15 we had located the dad, also deceased in the river,” he says.

“I know many of our members commented on not getting much sleep last night and being somewhat emotional about being involved in one of these kinds of searches.”

The girl’s friend, who is also 15, is now recovering in the hospital after being pulled from the water by a passerby.