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Not Releasing Name | 44 | Male Missing | January 15, 2011
« on: February 12, 2011, 07:50:24 AM »
Just a note to families, if you would like your loved one found, a name, description and picture may prove extremely helpful. It is extremely cold outside, and people have no way to help. Sometimes a plea like this is ignored. Things like this happen, people wander off, perhaps sudden or chronic illness, suicide attempt, or foul play. It should not be embarrassing to the family. It is a community that wants to help a neighbor.  I hope people can try to help, with this very limited information. But it leaves us with really nothing to go by.  From experience, it is very hard to gain media attention, much less with very little information that helps. Personally, I think you have to give everyone the best chance possible of being found.  As well, when a person's body is not found, it is heartwrenching and life-alterning for years to come. And, you never know, if people know who they are looking for, they may be able to find the person if they have hesitated or have not fully followed through on intentions--it could be a plea for help--that needs to be answered in Godspeed.

Search continues for missing Sooke man

Published: January 19, 2011 3:00 PM
Updated: January 20, 2011 6:50 AM
Sooke RCMP are conducting a search for a missing 44-year-old Sooke resident. He was last seen on Saturday, January 15 leaving to take a dog for a walk. He was reported missing on Sunday, January 16 when he failed to return.

Police located his vehicle at China Beach Provincial Park, just west of Jordan River late Sunday evening. An exhaustive ground search that included the shoreline was commenced by ground search and rescue personal that continued all day Monday. At one point there were approximately 25 volunteers involved with police in the search.

Police utilized two search dogs, two Coast Guard helicopters and one Coast Guard vessel but failed to find the missing male. Items belonging to the missing man were found on the beach. Police divers are being brought in to search the waters in the area. Police will be utilizing a side scan sonar towed by a vessel in their search efforts.

 Police are not releasing the males name at the request of his family. Foul play is not suspected.

Search for missing man suspended

Published: February 01, 2011 5:00 PM
Police divers were back out at China Beach today January 26, continuing their search for a 44 year old male who went missing sometime since January 15.  Police utilized a side scan radar as well as divers in their search.  An exhaustive search by four area search and rescue teams involving 39 searchers, two Coast Guard helicopters, a Coast Guard vessel and two search dogs failed to locate the missing Sooke resident.  Searchers will be going back in early February to have another look.  The man’s vehicle had been found parked in the parking lot.  Foul play is not suspected.  At the request of the family, his name will not be released.

Staff Sergeant Wright said on January 27 that the search has been called off. Searchers used sonar and they are satisfied he is not there and they suspended the search.

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