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Search in northeast B.C. ends as Calgary man's body recovered from Peace River

Last Updated Jul 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm PDT

FILE - The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summary

The body of a Calgary man has been recovered from the Peace River in northeast B.C.

The family of Aaron Kingma says his body was found by a family that lives along the river near Hudson's Hope

HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The body of a Calgary man has been recovered from the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, nearly two months after he was swept away while fishing.

In a social media post, the family of Aaron Kingma says his body was spotted Tuesday by a family living along the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope, west of Fort St. John.

The 39-year-old was fishing in that area on May 29 when he was pulled under by a strong current.

The post says RCMP have positively identified the body.

The family is now making arrangements to return Kingma’s body to Calgary.

He is survived by a wife and two daughters, aged nine and one.