RCMP are scaling back the search for a Missing Hiker


2016-08-22 08:51 PDT

File # 2016-35314

Chilliwack RCMP have scaled back the search for a 50 year old man from Delta who was reported missing last weekend.

The search was initiated by the RCMP on August 14, 2016 after police received a report that a member of a group that was hiking on Baby Munday Peak, did not return to the excursion’s designated rendezvous point at the end of the day.

Chilliwack General Duty officers supported by the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment Summer Policing Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, and Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) immediately traveled to the site and began combing the mountain looking for the missing hiker.

On August 15th aircraft from the RCMP, Comox 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and Valley Helicopters Ltd joined the operation as searchers continued to look for the missing man.

The ground search expanded on August 16th when SAR Teams from Lions Bay, Surrey, Coquitlam, and Kent Harrison arrived on the site to bolster the operation.

The search for the missing hiker continued through to the weekend, when on Saturday, a Remote Piloted Aircraft System of the RCMP Advanced Radio Control Section and an aircraft from Talon Helicopter Ltd equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), conducted overhead passes of the areas on the mountain not accessible to the ground crews.

On August 22nd after exhausting all initial efforts to locate the missing hiker, police have scaled back the search by standing down the SAR operation.

A thorough ground and air search of the region has been conducted for the missing hiker, says Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD, RCMP remain in close contact with the missing man’s family.

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Cpl. Mike Rail

Media Liaison Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
46326 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A5
Office: 604-702-4017
Fax: 604-702-4045

Email: UFVRD_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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