The search for a missing male that went into the South Saskatchewan River on May 31 has been postponed until the environmental conditions improve around the river.
The river has risen significantly since the search began and is showing a higher flow combined with large amounts of sediment in the water.
This will make the search and recovery efforts extremely dangerous for search teams.
The family is extremely appreciative of the efforts put forth by all of the people working on the river and wish to thank everyone for their support during this difficult time.
They wish to thank “Search and Rescue, the RCMP, the fire department, Victim Services from Medicine Hat and Redcliff, the Red Cross, Days Inn, all the Civilian Volunteers and Kelly Fischer for going above and beyond to help search for our son”.
Emergency Services would also like to thank members of the public for their thoughts for everyone involved, especially the family.
It is important to emphasize that this search is not finished, and that further efforts will be made once environmental conditions improve along the river to enable a safer search.