Ashcroft woman drowns in Hat Creek

A 69 year old Ashcroft woman perished last week in the fast moving waters of Hat Creek.

A 69 year old Ashcroft woman perished last week in the fast moving waters of Hat Creek.

Ashcroft RCMP were called to Historic Hat Creek Ranch early Sunday morning, June 12, after receiving a group of campers had reported that one of their own was  missing.

Members of the Ashcroft and Clinton RCMP Detachment, the RCMP’s dog section from Kamloops and Kamloops’ Search and Rescue searched the grounds for over two hours. She was located nearby in Hat Creek and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Relatives told police that she had gone to bed the night before, but had apparently gotten up some time in the night and left the campsite.

The death is being treated as accidental and police are not conducting any further investigation into it.