Man missing after truck found in Morice River

Search and rescue crews are still searching for the driver of a truck found in the Morice River early Thursday morning.

On June 30 at 5:24 a.m, the Houston RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident near the 23 km mark of the Morice River FSR after a pickup truck was observed in the river by a passerby.Officers attended the scene and learned that the truck left the roadway, rolled down a steep embankment, and entered the river. The female passenger was rescued by first responders, but the male driver is still unaccounted for.The cause of the incident is still under investigation but alcohol is considered to be a factor. The investigation is ongoing, with the main focus on locating the missing person with Search and Rescue crews still in the area.

Police are not releasing names at this time.

 

Released by Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman