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Drowning in the Fraser River

A man drowned overnight in the Fraser River.
 
Shortly before 10:00 p.m. on June 24th, callers to 9-1-1 reported a seeing a man in distress in the river about twenty feet from shore near the 2100 block of E. Kent Avenue South in Vancouver.
 
Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services, police, Coastguard and local tug operators launched an immediate search and the man's body was recovered around 10:40 p.m. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.
 
The body has been identified and next-of-kin notified.

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