RCMP Say Don't Jump

A warning from police after a 23-year-old New Zealand woman died after jumping from a bridge in Sicamous.

Sicamous RCMP are reminding the public that no one should be jumping from the Bruhn Bridge.  Staff Sergeant Murray McNeil explains that the 20 metre jump is not worth it,  "Do not jump from the bridge. It's very high above the water, and the water is very fast moving underneath, as well. It's not something anyone should undertake."

BC Ambulance was called to the scene around 2AM, as the woman failed to resurface and was assisted to shore. The victim later passed away in hospital.

McNeil is unable to comment on that woman's injuries saying, "It's a Coroner's case at this point. She died as a result of her jump and the Coroner will take it from there."

He says that there is signage on the bridge, which states that there is no jumping or diving.  This is the second water-related fatality in Sicamous this summer.