Another search of the St. Mary River has yielded no results in the continuing effort to locate 23-year old Alex Brown, who went missing in the river on Saturday, July 5.
“Another search was conducted on Saturday but unfortunately there is still nothing — no indication of where he might be,” said Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel. “We will continue to search, but not on as large a scale, as resources become available.”
Newel said the river would be monitored and checked as river levels change, as that is most likely when a clue would be found.
“If you recall the Findlay Creek incident last year when the two young men went into the river in their truck, it was once the water receded that we were able to find one of the young lads. If it hadn’t been for the water going down, it is doubtful we would have found him. As it was, if we hadn’t had a dog up there, it’s doubtful we would have seen him.”
Newel says he knows the uncertainty is hard on the family.
“I know it’s tough for the family. We would like to bring closure as well. We would like to bring that to the family but unfortunately it hasn’t happened yet.”
The search has been ongoing since July 5, with search and rescue teams from across the region taking part and Kimberley Search and Rescue taking command. Crews stood down late last week to rest and then mounted another effort this past weekend.