Friday, October 29, 2021

Coordinated Search plan to try to locate Michael Kitchener outlined by Prince Rupert RCMP

The ongoing search for Michael Kitchener will see some increased activity this weekend, with the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP noting of the plan to bring additional trained search personnel to the area where the 21 year old was last seen one week ago.

The BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) will be sending a large number of trained volunteers form all over northern BC to look for Michael Kitchener, who was last seen running on highway 16 on October 22nd, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. 

The Mounties note that Organized community searches are discouraged as they may hinder the work of BCSARA and can put other community members at risk. 

With the weekend plans in place,  the local detachment  is asking the public not to interfere with the search by avoiding all recreational trails around the Prince Rupert area over the course of Saturday and Sunday, including Butze Rapids and Tall Trees

Trails affected by the search will be closed to the public without advance notice.

Two popular trails in the area along Highway 16 may be closed
this weekend as the RCMP and BCSARA conduct an extensive
search to try to locate Michael Kitchener

The original notice from last week of the request for assistance from the public can be reviewed here.

More notes on the announcement of today can be reviewed here.

Further items of interest on emergency responders in the Northwest can be examined here.

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