A Cheam First Nation fisherman is presumed drowned after falling into the Fraser River from his boat early Friday morning near the Agassiz-Rosedale bridge.
Mounties say two fishermen were setting drift nets Monday morning before 6 a.m. when their 12-foot skiff became unstable and overturned.
Both fishermen tried to swim to shore, but only one made it. He went to the nearest house to tell police his partner hadn't made it out of the river.
The Cheam and other First Nations began ariver search, as did Mounties and local Search and Rescue Agencies. The RCMP also used a helicopter in the search.
The fisherman had not been located by Friday afternoon. Mounties say he is presumed drowned.
Mounties added that there were no fisheries openings on the Fraser at the time of the incident.
While police haven't released the name of the fisherman pending next of kin, the Cheam First Nation issued a notice Friday asking for help finding Curtis Newman, whom it said had fallen into the Fraser.
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