Coquitlam RCMP seek information after locating a stolen vehicle in the Fraser River

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2024-04-06 19:29 PDT

File # 2024-8540

Coquitlam RCMP are seeking witnesses after a vehicle drove into the Fraser River on Saturday, April 6, 2024.

Coquitlam RCMP responded to Maquabeak Park located at 5 Burbidge Street in Coquitlam shortly after 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2024 after a running vehicle was observed entering into the Fraser River. Upon attendance, Police located the vehicle fully submerged near the boat launch with the head and taillights on.

As it was unknown if anyone was inside the vehicle, two Coquitlam RCMP officers entered the water but were unable to access the vehicle. Both officers were subsequently transported to hospital as a precautionary measure.

Coquitlam Fire and Rescue attended scene with their boat, but were also unable to reach the vehicle or determine if it was occupied.

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team attended the scene where they located the submerged vehicle in the Fraser River. Divers did not observe any persons in the vehicle, however, a thorough search will be conducted once the vehicle is removed from the water in the next few days.

We would like to thank Coquitlam Fire and Rescue as well as the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team in assisting our on-going investigation, said Media Relations Officer, Corporal Alexa Hodgins. We can confirm that the vehicle was recently reported stolen from a neighbouring jurisdiction. We are asking anyone who has information regarding this incident to contact our investigators.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2024-8540.

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins
Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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