They responded by Valemount RCMP, Robson Valley Search and Rescue, BC Parks, Parks Canada and BC Ambulance, but the man was found dead about 800 meters downriver from where he had fallen.
A quick water rescue team was called in to recover the man from the river. He was a Chinese citizen visiting this area.
Saunderson says this area is the same place where a German tourist drowned in June.
"Water moves extremely fast in this area of the river, and a tragedy like this can happen in a few seconds, "said Valemount RCMP Cpl. Jacob Joslin in the release. "The RCMP would like to remind people to be more vigilant when hiking near water."
BC Coroners Service is investigating.