The search has now been suspended for the missing man whose truck left the roadway

Body recovered from Morice River

Police believe it to be the missing driver of rollover accident.

In the story ‘Man missing after truck found in Morice River’ published in the Lakes District News‘ July 8 edition, http://www.ldnews.net/news/312237811.html?c=n, a 46-year-old man, believed to be from Burns Lake, was missing after the truck he was driving left the roadway and rolled down an embankment into the Morice River.

The crash occurred 23 km up the Morice River Road on June 30, 2015, close to 3 a.m.

On July 9 at 7:30 p.m., a search and rescue (SAR) team set out on a water only search downstream from where the vehicle had entered the river. At 9:01 p.m., the Houston RCMP were advised by SAR that they had located a body half a kilometer down the river from where the vehicle entered the water.

Police believe it to be the missing driver of the rollover accident, but are working in partnership with the B.C. Coroner’s Service to make a positive identification.

A female was also inside the truck that entered the Morice River. She was found sitting in the window of the floating truck by a passerby a couple of hours after the accident. After calling 911, locals threw a rope to the stranded female and pulled her to shore. The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police have not released any names at this time. Corporal Dave Tyreman, Spokesperson for the RCMP, said alcohol is considered to be factor.

Search was conducted for the missing driver by both the Houston and the Smithers SAR teams. Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue from Smithers brought in two jet boats and two inflatable kayaks for the search. Search manager Whitney Numan said 14 to 17 SAR volunteers were assisting with the search, including water technicians, boat drivers and ground searchers.

Houston police and a Prince George traffic analyst are still investigating the cause of the accident.

 

Just Posted

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Woman killed in head-on crash near Vanderhoof

RCMP say driver crossed the centre line and hit a loaded fuel tanker truck

RCMP to review actions at Wet’suwet’en pipeline protest camps

Senior Mountie says he hopes protests will be peaceful following deal with hereditary chiefs

Houston property assessments nudge up

District now working on 2019 spending plans

Houston youth turns himself in after arrest warrant issued for failing to appear in court

The youth is expected to plead guilty or not guilty in January

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Liberal bows out of byelection after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

Truck hauling compressed gas for ‘virtual pipeline’ crashes on B.C. highway

Driver charged and highway closed for nine hours - containers did not rupture

Most Read