Search continues for missing Canal Flats man

No success yet in 'high probability areas', police dog searching today

East Kootenay Search and Rescue teams are searching the rugged terrain around Findlay Creek for a missing Canal Flats man.

East Kootenay Search and Rescue teams are searching the rugged terrain around Findlay Creek for a missing Canal Flats man.

The investigation into what happened to a Canal Flats man after he fell off a bridge over Findlay Creek this past weekend is continuing.

Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel says that SAR teams searched the high probability areas over the weekend without success.

“The search was suspended Sunday night but the investigation remains open and further searches will be conducted,” Newel said Wednesday. “Today we have a police dog in the area searching along the accessible shorelines.”

The search began Friday night when RCMP received a call around midnight of collision on the Skookumchuck Forest Service Road Bridge just off Findlay Creek Forest Service Road, but was called off due to dangerous conditions and darkness.

The driver had failed to negotiate a curve onto the bridge and became high centered on the guardrail. While attempting to free the vehicle he fell off the bridge into the creek below.

The search over the weekend involved SAR teams from Sparwood, Columbia Valley, Golden, Cranbrook and Kimberley.

 

Kimberley Daily Bulletin