Friday, August 31, 2007
Alexis Creek, BC: Alexis Creek RCMP with the assistance of North and Southeast District resources, Search and Rescue and members of the Provincial Emergency Program are continuing their efforts to locate 69 year old Alexis Creek resident Annie Jack who has been missing for a week.
Last Friday August 24, 2007 Annie Jack and her 78 year old husband went hunting in the Bidwell Creek area, which is approximately 100 km west and 36 km south of Alexis Creek. Around noon their vehicle broken down along a logging road, and Annie left here husband with the vehicle to go for help. Hours passed and her husband began to walk towards Bidwell Creek where he was later found six days later on Thursday, August 30th by a local rancher. The husband was taken to hospital for observation and listed is good, considering he spent six nights in the bush. He has been reunited with his family, who were unaware that the two had gone hunting. The family did not know the couple was missing until the morning of Thursday, August 30th, when they reported this to Williams Lake RCMP.
Searchers managed to locate the couple?s vehicle, but have not been able to locate Annie. A larger scale search is currently being conducted. The RCMP Helicopter stationed in Kelowna and the North District Turbo Beaver have brought in to assist with the search, along with Search and Rescue groups from as far as the North Shore, and local residents.
Annie Jack is described as a strong woman, with knowledge of the area and was last seen wearing clothing that included black pants, black cap, and possibly a red vest.
Anyone who may have any information about Annie Jack or her whereabouts is asked to contact the Alexis Creek RCMP immediately.