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Search underway after 3 people fall 30 metres from pool atop Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls search
WATCH: Emergency crews were out in full force after reports that three people had gone over Shannon Falls. Ted Chernecki reports.

A major search-and-rescue operation is still underway Wednesday after three people fell from one of the pools atop Shannon Falls, south of Squamish, on Tuesday.

RCMP said the three people were with a group of friends when they slipped out of the water and fell into a pool 30 metres below.

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Shannon Falls search for missing hikers
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Landon James with Squamish Search and Rescue said they have done a few helicopter flights in the area and there is a “rope-rescue team that is descending one of the slopes into one of the pools to have a look to see if there are spots we can’t see very well.”

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Lions Bay Search and Rescue has also been called in to assist.

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The area, which is popular with hikers, has been closed off to the public.

— With files from Ted Chernecki