Campbell River (The Camping Canuck) – A Korean teenager is missing after he was swept away in fast-flowing rapids near a remote camp on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
Hanwoo Lee, a 19-year-old South Korean citizen who was attending Challis Junior-Senior High School in Idaho, disappeared Wednesday while on a school retreat.
According to the RCMP, the teens parents are now on their way to the province.
The incident happened in the waters of Malibu Rapids, located in Princess Louisa Inlet north of Powell River.
n a statement provided by Malibu Club, Aleesha Mathis said,
“The Young Life Mission is saddened by the recent tragic accident at Malibu Club after a camper entered the waterway at camp. The camp and Canadian search teams are currently searching for the camper. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this camper. We continue to care for and provide support to our guests and campers.”
“The area is challenging both because it is so remote but also because of its proximity to the Malibu rapids, which is an area known for its strong tidal flows,” Harrison Mohr of Sunshine Coast RCMP told CTV Vancouver.
The RCMP’s West Coast Marine Services is expected to search the waters Thursday.