Dive team searching Arrow Lake for 10 year old boy after car crash in the West Kootenay

TMTV.NET Nakusp BC, Published 11:12 AM  Dec 28 (RCMP) – On December 27, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. three Slocan area residents travelling in a red Toyota Matrix went off Highway 23 and down an embankment into Arrow Lake, near the Halcyon Hot Springs. Featured photo: RCMP Dive Team – TMTV File Photo

The 37 year old male driver and 11 year old female passenger were able to get out of the vehicle prior to it becoming submerged but the third passenger, a 10 year old male is missing. Nakusp RCMP and other emergency personnel arrived on scene and subsequently transported the male and 11 year old female to hospital where they were treated for injuries and later released.

Search and Rescue commenced searching yesterday for the missing boy and vehicle. The search has resumed today with assistance from the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.

West Kootenay Traffic Services, a Traffic Reconstructionist and the Nakusp RCMP are continuing to investigate the cause of the incident.

If anyone was witness to events leading up to and including this incident, they are asked to contact the Nakusp RCMP at (250)265-3677.