News

Atlin man found deceased

On December 16, 2011 a male was reported overdue for a radio contact with friends in Alaska and a request was made to check on the wellbeing of the 65 yr old man.

On December 17 Atlin Search and Rescue in far northwestern BC was activated by the Atlin RCMP and a team flew by small plane to the area and made a quick search of the remote property near the Taku River but did not locate the man nor any tracks.

On December 19 members of Atlin Search and Rescue, and a Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog and Handler from Carcross Search and Rescue were utilized to conduct a ground search of the property.

At approximately 2:30 PM on the 19th, the missing man was found deceased by the Carcross Search and Rescue dog and handler. The man’s body was found a few hundred meters away from his cabin.

RCMP investigators do not suspect that foul play is involved in the man’s death. The BC Coroners Service is continuing their investigation with the assistance of the Altin RCMP.

Next of kin has been notified and name is being withheld pending authorization from family.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Tire checks cancelled
 
MP plugs tanker ban bill
 
Locals go to World Wakesurfing Championships
Nelson police seek $311,000 budget increase
 
VIDEO: Port partners looking to a bright future in Prince Rupert
 
Bootleg Sled Dogs race into third year for Kootenay kids
District of Sparwood receives energy award for Leisure Centre retrofit
 
City supports new liquor licence for Red Tree Lodge
 
Operation Popcorn thanks transplant staff

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.