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Man finds body in a creek on a forest road near Big White Saturday – Kelowna News

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Body found in creek

A deceased person was found Saturday afternoon in a creek near a forest road off Big White Road.

Big White resident Eric Bergeron was riding an ATV with his young son at 201 Forestry Road when they came across a body in a creek around 1 p.m. Saturday.

Bergeron said the man’s body was located about 6 miles up the forest road from Big White Road, where a bridge crosses the creek. He said it looked like the body hadn’t been there very long.

“We stopped at the creek… to look for fish. As soon as I got off the ATV I looked down and saw it,” he said. “I grabbed my kid and put him right back on the ATV before he saw anything.”

Bergeron and his son immediately returned to their vehicle and drove back to Big White to alert authorities. Friends later told him that they had seen a number of police vehicles blocking access to the exit to the forest road later in the day.

Castanet has contacted the RCMP for more information about the incident.

It’s not clear at this time if there was any crime involved, but Bergeron says he didn’t see any other vehicles parked in the area and that the body was located some distance away from Big White Road.

“The snow only starts where that bridge is, that’s where you have to turn around,” Bergeron said. “It definitely looked to me like someone had dumped it there. There’s no way anyone could have walked there.”