A man being transferred from the Medevac helicopter to Royal Columbian Hospital after being airlifted from Harrison Hot Springs on August 5, 2020. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Three men face attempted murder charges after Harrison Hot Springs stabbing

Man, 24, sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries following attack Wednesday

Three men are in custody facing attempted murder charges after a stabbing Wednesday evening on a public dock in Harrison Hot Springs.

RCMP said that shortly after 6 p.m on Wednesday (August 5), Agassiz RCMP received a report that a male had been stabbed at the public dock near the beach on Esplanade Avenue in Harrison Hot Springs.

Officers arrived and located a 24-year-old male suffering stab wounds. He was transported to hospital by air ambulance where he was treated for serious, potentially life-threatening injuries.

READ MORE: UPDATE w/ VIDEO: Stabbing at Killer’s Cove Marina in Harrison Hot Springs

The investigation determined that the suspects had fled the area. RCMP located a suspect vehicle and subsequently arrested three male suspects for attempted murder. The three remain in police custody and the investigation continues.

“The dock and beach area were busy at the time of this incident,” Agassiz RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Mike Sargent said in a press release. “Agassiz RCMP Serious Crime Investigators are looking to speak with anyone who witnessed this event and are actively seeking any CCTV or cell phone video footage which may capture this crime.”


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