The search continues in southeast BC in the community of Crawford Bay, north of Creston BC for a missing school teacher.
Search underway in Crawford Bay BC for missing school teacher Alvin Dunic
The Creston RCMP are currently conducting a search, in a recreational area of Crawford Bay, BC, for missing person Alvin Dunic.
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On Monday May 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm, the Creston RCMP received a report that 57 year Alvin Dunic was missing. Staff with the Crawford Bay Elementary School reported that Alvin Dunic, a teacher with the school, left the school to look for a suitable location for a class project in the Crawford Creek area. Dunic left shortly before noon and was expected to return at 12:30 pm. Police were alerted after Dunic failed to return. Dunic’s vehicle was located by co-workers, parked in the area of Woolgar Rd. at the trail head to Crawford Creek near the Kokanee Springs Golf course.
At the time of the report, the Creston RCMP activated the Nelson Search and Rescue Team along several regional SAR teams and with a Police Service Dog from Nelson and RCMP Air Services. The RCMP aircraft conducted an aerial search of Crawford Creek from the location of Dunic’s vehicle, to Kootenay Lake as well as the surrounding area with negative results. SAR Swift Water Rescue technicians were also called out to assist with the search.
Alvin Dunic is described as:
- Caucasian male
- medium build
- with balding/dark hair.
- Last seen wearing a light coloured short sleeve shirt, khaki shorts and loafers.
Search efforts are continuing today, with SAR conducting ground and river’s edge searches. We have a large number of trained resources conducting the search at this time and we ask that the general public stay away from the search area. We also ask that recreational users exercise caution around fast moving waterways, and stay away from eroded edge and shore areas which may weakened due to the current water levels and conditions , stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk
CBESS TEACHER MISSING – RCMP, Search & Rescue Will Continue Search in Morning
From SD#8: 11:30pm, May 29, 2017 Crawford Bay, BC
On May 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm Creston RCMP were contacted by an official with Crawford Bay School to report one of the school’s teacher as missing.
The teacher went on a hike near the Kokanee Springs Golf Course just before noon and had yet to return.
Creston RCMP activated an aerial search, the local Search & Rescue Team, and the RCMP dog team section out of Nelson.
The teacher’s vehicle was located on scene and unlocked. Two area teachers assisted in the search prior to police arrival. Golf course staff also assisted in the search.
By nightfall the search obtained no results. The search is planned to continue Tuesday.
School will be open Tuesday with supports in place for students and staff. We will be communicating directly with parents/caregivers and students Tuesday. Any further questions should be directed to SD 8 superintendent Mr. Jeff Jones.
The RCMP is urging people to stay out of the area and not to try to search for the missing teacher. They need the scene free of people as to not contaminate possible tracks for search dogs and evidence that might help in finding the teacher.
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