This is the car found in the Skeena River after it was reported to police Oct. 26.

Car found in Skeena River in northwestern B.C.

But there was no one inside when it entered river, RCMP have determined

  • Oct. 27, 2015 7:00 p.m.

NEW HAZELTON RCMP are looking for more information into how a red Pontiac Sunfire vehicle ended up in the Skeena River just west of the Hwy 16/37 junction yesterday.

Police had the vehicle removed and were able to determine there was no one inside when it entered the river.

The incident was reported just after 1:30 pm Oct. 26.

“Investigators are still attempting to follow up with the registered owner (who was believed not to be the operator at the time of the incident) of the vehicle to determine who may have been operating it at the time,” said New Hazelton RCMP in a release today.

Police are asking anyone who may have any information regarding this vehicle or its operation anytime prior to the time of the river sighting, to contact the New Hazelton RCMP at 250-842-5244 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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