Missing man found Friday after three-day search

  • Nov. 3, 2006 2:00 p.m.

A mushroom picker missing for three days was found just before noon Friday (Nov. 3) on Moresby Island, after a massive search.
“He was found, safe and sound, with no injuries,” said Const. Jay Wessel of the Queen Charlotte RCMP.
The man was brought back to Sandspit where he is recovering, Const. Wessel said.
The man had been missing since Monday (Oct. 30), when he failed to return to his camp at Skidegate Lake. Fellow pickers looked for him Tuesday, then reported him missing Tuesday evening, Const. Wessel said.
Some people searched that night, with a larger search beginning on Wednesday morning and continuing until the man was found at 11:50 am Friday.
More than 40 people were involved, including the Sandspit RCMP detachment, police dogs from Prince Rupert and Prince George, the Conservation Officer Service, the Ministry of Forests, Parks Canada, the Provincial Emergency Program, Campbell River search and rescue, the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local volunteers.
“It was a huge effort by everybody,” Const. Wessel said. “We’d like to thank all the agencies who freed up their employees to help in the search.”

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