Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tragic events mar Riverboat Days weekend

The August long weekend in the Terrace region was marred by two events that put a damper on the Riverboat Days weekend in that community.

Terrace RCMP and search and rescue volunteers in that community spent Sunday and Monday seeking to find a 29 year old Greenville resident, Alvin Clayton who was reported missing after he failed to surface while swimming on Sunday.

Rescuers had a rescue boat in the water by Sunday night but as of Monday had not found Mr. Clayton.

Out of respect for that search, Riverboat Days organizers chose not to conduct the annual Riverboat Days duck race, one of the many events that make up Riverboat Days. Organizers instead held a draw of all the entrants.

Saturday, a single motor vehicle incident claimed the life of a 60 year old Terrace resident,  the vehicle went off the road on the eastern approach to the city, sliding down an embankment, emergency personnel responded to the call and administered attention, however the driver was pronounced deceased upon his arrival at Terrace's Mills Memorial Hospital.

RCMP continue their investigation into the incident.


CFTK-- Tragedies Mar Riverboat Days Celebrations
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