Campbell River RCMP say a Dutch tourist was found dead after falling into the water above Elk Falls on Thursday.
RCMP say the woman, a Dutch tourist in her 60s, appears to have slipped into the river.
Emergency crews arrived on scene at 2:00 p.m. after a report that a person had been sucked under the water at Elk Falls Park.
After arriving on scene, Police spoke with the woman’s husband who explained she had fallen into the water.
The woman’s body was discovered underwater above the falls area around 5:00 p.m.
She was reportedly visiting the area with her husband.
An aerial search was conducted and Campbell River Search and Rescue, fast water rescue and fire crews also attended.
Elk Falls is located just outside of Campbell River near the John Hart power station.
BC Hydro was asked to lower the river flow in the Elk Falls area to assist with the rescue.
Police are in the process of notifying the Dutch foreign embassy and consulate office.
“On behalf of the Campbell River RCMP our sympathies are with the families during this tragic event.” said Cpl. Ron Vlooswyk of the Campbell River RCMP. “We are doing everything we can to help the husband before he returns home.”
The B.C. Coroner’s Service is now investigating the death.