Sad Squamish anniversary

Police appeal to the public for help, one year after man fell into Squamish River

Mother’s Day is a sad anniversary for the loved ones of Meredith Sambu who fell into the Squamish River on May 13 and has not been seen since.

Sambu, a recent graduate of UBC, was camping with some friends up the Ashlu Forest Service Road, at about the 200-marker, when at 1 a.m. he fell backward two or three metres into the rushing river.

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Squamish RCMP and Squamish Search and Rescue quickly initiated a search, which was followed by an extensive and lengthy operation to find him.

 “Unfortunately, we have been unable to find Mr. Sambu and provide that much-needed closure to the Sambu family, and our thoughts are with his family and friends during this time,”  Cpl. Sascha Banks told The Chief.

Squamish RCMP continues to follow up on any possible leads and asks anyone who sees anything along the Squamish River system and surrounding area to contact the police. 

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, grey sweatpants, and a black Adidas hoody.

Sambu's sister Kettie Sambu said the family is grateful for the effort made in Squamish to find her brother. She asks that the community keep up the search.

"Our family is still hurting and we will not give up until he is found," she said.

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