Cowboy search is stopped
Photo: Ben Tinner
The search for a missing cowboy Ben Tinner is suspended after seven days.
Merritt RCMP and Search and Rescue announced that demand was halted after having exhausted demand in the area where horse cowboy was found, January 28, and due to extreme cold and poor weather conditions.
The scale of demand is massive and includes more than 19 teams across the province, including dog tracking teams, air support, drones, horse riders and community volunteers. A large area north of Merit was cut out, but the seekers went empty.
The last straw for the seekers was the extreme cold and snow on Sunday that obstructed the search. Despite the unfavorable conditions, volunteers continued to search for drainage areas and steep terrain, but without results.
RCMP tells Castanet that they will continue to investigate, and if further information or evidence is found, demand can be restored.
31-year-old Ben Tinner was last seen last Saturday afternoon at ranch Nicholas, where he worked as a ranch manager in November 2018.
The RCMP asks anyone who may have any information or who has seen Tyner at any time during the weekend of January 27 to contact the Merritt RCMP or the criminals.