Search and Rescue hit trail for missing filmmaker

Search and Rescue teams and RCMP ar the Whiskey Creek Trail looking for a missing 26-year-old documentary filmmaker.

  • Jul. 17, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Search and Rescue teams and RCMP searched the Whiskey Creek Trail last Friday looking for a missing 26 year-old man supposed to be making a documentary film on Kermode bears.

On July 10, New Hazelton RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned blue/grey Pontiac Torrent SUV with an Ohio plate at the Creek Trail trail head.

RCMP said it had been parked since July 5. The owner,  Warren Andrew Sill told family he would be hiking for four − five days.

He had not been heard from the following Tuesday.

As of Sunday, RCMP had not located the missing Ohio man who’s family said they last heard from him on July 4.

The search for Sill included all-terrain vehicles, helicopters, dogs and many volunteers.

However, the Whiskey Creek Trail heads into the Seven Sisters Provincial Park and mountains and is a difficult area to hike and  to search for a missing person, RCMP explained.

“Our search for Andrew Sill continues as we try to cover as much ground as possible including aerial search with the assistance of a helicopter,” RCMP Const. Lesley Smith told reporters on Sunday. “The fact that this young man is not an avid hiker and he is not familiar with this terrain is very concerning.”

The New Hazelton RCMP are asking for the public’s help and describe Sill as 5-10, 180 pounds with cropped blond hair.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the New Hazelton office at 250-842-7077 or dial 911.