SQUAMISH (NEWS 1130) – A woman is dead after she was swept away in the waters of Rubble Creek at Garibaldi Lake Provincial Park over the weekend.
RCMP say a 27-year-old man from Surrey and a 23-year-old woman from Burnaby were hiking shortly before 3 p.m. on Sunday when they decided to stop and cool off at the creek.
Both the man and woman were initially caught up in the current. The man was able to get to shore with only minor injuries, but the woman was carried away.
Search crews found the woman’s body at around 7:30 p.m., about 800 metres downstream from where she fell in.
“Squamish RCMP as well as the Search and Rescue Teams from the Squamish area have seen far too many tragic incidents over the past few months,” said Corporal Sascha Banks.
“We want people to come and see our beautiful area and explore but you need to be aware, to be prepared, to be educated, to be safe, and to understand the fast moving waters in this region. Be knowledgeable about undercurrents, rocks, snow and glacier fed waters, and if you don’t know…ask those who do.”
The victim’s family has been notified, but RCMP are not releasing her identity.