Canada Search underway in B.C. backcountry for Alberta man missing since November
RCMP still searching for teen girl missing since Wednesday in river south of Lethbridge
RCMP have still not found the third missing teenage girl involved in a river incident last week that led to the death of two other teens she was with, officials said Sunday. The extensive search for the 17-year-old girl has continued through the weekend, with RCMP conducting Saturday what it called an extensive ground search, both in the areas where the incident happened and downstream. On Sunday, RCMP confirmed they were still searching for the third girl by boat and helicopter as well as with search divers brought in from Manitoba.
PEMBERTON, B.C. — A search is underway in a remote and mountainous area in British Columbia where the burned out vehicle of a missing Alberta man was found by hikers last November.
Marshal Iwaasa was studying at SAIT in Calgary and was last seen by his mother on Nov. 17 in his hometown of Lethbridge.
He was 26 at the time and had told family members he was returning to Calgary, but hasn't been heard from since.
Lethbridge police say Iwaasa’s disappearance is considered suspicious, but there's no credible, corroborated or compelling information to suggest foul play or that the matter is criminal in nature.
Lethbridge police, the RCMP, search and rescue personnel, members of the Canadian Search and Disaster Dogs Association, and Iwaasa's family are conducting a comprehensive ground search of the area near Pemberton, B.C., today and Thursday.
A helicopter and all-terrain vehicles are being used in the search.
Investigators say there have been several reported sightings of Iwaasa across the country but they were unfounded.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 24, 2020.
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Sister of Marshal Iwaasa provides update on exhaustive search near Pemberton, B.C. .
Marshal Iwaasa’s torched truck was found in a remote area near Pemberton, B.C., last November and there has been no sign of him since. Lethbridge police, B.C. RCMP and a private investigative team hired by Iwaasa's family are still searching the area the truck was found, but there is no concrete evidence that proves Iwassa had even been in the area. "Their [P.I. team] expertise is in tracking, so they're looking to see the tire marks that were there and they're wanting to check out if there are tire marks in any different areas that might match my brother's truck," Iwaasa's sister Paige Fogen said on Friday.