Calgary father Aaron Kingma was reported missing after being swept into the Peace River in northeastern B.C. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
HUDSON’S HOPE, B.C. – The body of a Calgary man has been recovered from the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, nearly two months after he was swept away while fishing.In a social media post, the family of Aaron Kingma says his body was spotted Tuesday by a family living along the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope, west of Fort St. John.The 39-year-old was fishing in that area on May 29 when he was pulled under by a strong current.The post says RCMP have positively identified the body.The family is now making arrangements to return Kingma’s body to Calgary.He is survived by a wife and two daughters, aged nine and one.Kingma’s sister-in-law created a GoFundMe page ‘The Kingma’s – We miss you Aaron/Daddy!’ on June 3, with a goal of raising $50,000 to support the family. With donations coming in every few hours, the fundraiser had reached over $21,000 by Friday.Thursday’s update on the page said, “We are beside ourselves with gratitude for the support from friends, family and communities not only in Calgary but all over.”— With files from Stephanie Babych