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Wednesday 1st August 2012 | 10:11
Foreign and Commonwealth Office press release
Please see below a statement sent by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on behalf of the family of Andrew Barrie
Barrie Family Statement
It is with great sadness and grief that we can confirm that Andrew Barrie, age 50, of Balloch, Alexandria, Scotland, is missing presumed drowned.
He was on holiday in Canada with his wife Carol and 16 year old son Andrew.
What had started as a beautiful, peaceful float on the river, with friends who knew the river well, turned to tragedy with the loss of three lives.
Two bodies have been recovered so far, both of whom were local people who had lived in the area for 10 years.
The river is normally calm and was used by other people on the same day. However due to recent heavy rain one particular stretch of the river was treacherous with strong currents.
There are no signs anywhere indicating the possible dangers and we had no concerns whatsoever on being on the water that day.
Rescue teams continue to search for the body.