On July 10th, 2012 New Hazelton RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle parked at Gull Creek.
RCMP identified the owner of the blue/grey Pontiac Torrent SUV Ohio plate EGW1699, as 26 year old Warren Andrew Sill from Ohio. Police spoke to the family who stated their son , Andrew, was in the area to make a documentary on the Spirit Bear and they had last spoken to him on July 4th, 2012. RCMP confirmed the vehicle had been parked at the entrance of the Whiskey Creek Trail since Thursday, July 5th, 2012.
Andrew Sill had told family and friends that he would be exploring for 4-5 days, but police then learned that Sill was not a seasoned outdoors man and therefore Search and Rescue were contacted.
The search for Andrew Sill is still ongoing at this time. Search and Rescue along with RCMP police dog services, ATV, a local helicopter and a number of volunteers are searching the vast forest which is described as dense as very challenging.
“Our search for Andrew Sill continues as we try to cover as much ground as possible including an aerial search with the assistance of a helicopter,” said Cst. Lesley Smith, North District Media Relations Officer.
The fact that this young man is not an avid hiker and he is not familiar with this terrain, is very concerning.”
Andrew SILL is described as;
- 180 lbs.
- Medium build
- short dirty blond hair
- Clean straight teeth
If anyone has information in regards to Warren Andrew Sill they are asked to contact the New Hazelton RCMP Detachment at (250) 842-5244 or call 911 for immediate assistance.