The summer of 2018 has been tragic when it comes to deaths related to hiking and swimming incidents in British Columbia. After the tragic deaths of three YouTubers only a few weeks ago, another person has died after being swept away by a current in B.C.'s Golden Ears Provincial Park.
The 21-year-old man who was found dead was actually a Toronto resident on a trip visiting the province. A second 21-year-old man from Abbotsford, B.C. was injured with non-life-threatening injuries after attempting to help the Toronto man, before also being carried over the falls.
Firefighters and Ridge Medows Search and Rescue were called to the scene at around 8:00 PM on Monday night but were forced to stop at 10:00 PM because of the darkness. Due to the terrain of the park, working in the fast water after dark becomes exceptionally dangerous.
RCMP St. Sgt. Parm Prihar said that no one expects this kind of outcome when travelling to visit one of Canada's many parks.
"Our sincerest condolences are offered to the Toronto man’s family and friends,” said Prihar. "We thank Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue for their assistance and dedication in helping to find and recover this person."
It's important to remember that rushing water of any kind is exceptionally dangerous. Never push yourself beyond your comfort level when hiking or swimming by large bodies of water and keep your safety first.
Some of the highest case rates were recorded in the following regions: Nisga'a, Upper Skeena, Prince Rupert, the Vancouver Coastal Health Region, Howe Sound, and some small parts of the Fraser Health Region including Surrey and Abbotsford.
The map represents cases from January 2020 to April 2021 and it also shows the number of reported COVID-19 cases in each health area.
While case counts are always changing, case rates show a more holistic representation of the volume of cases in relation to the population of a certain area
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