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Crews scour Fraser River after report of small plane crash near Maple Ridge

Police say they have yet to confirm that a plane has actually crashed.
Police say they have yet to confirm that a plane has actually crashed. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Lee Brown

First responders were scouring an area along the Fraser River between Maple Ridge and Langley, following reports of a small plane crash Saturday afternoon.

B.C. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Chris Manseau said crews were working off of a single witness report, and had not confirmed the crash.

He said as of 8 p.m. Saturday evening, there had been no wreckage found and the searchers had stopped for the day.

Search and Rescue, and the RCMP underwater recovery team is expected to continue the search Sunday.

Manseau said police had contacted area airports, but had no confirmation of missing aircraft.

BC Emergency Health Services says it received a report of a plane crash into the river near 272 Street and Lougheed Highway around 1:20 p.m.

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It said four ground ambulances and an air ambulance were deployed to the scene, but no patients have been transported.

The BC Coroners Service says it has not been deployed to the scene.