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The terrain in the area consisted of steep vertical banks, when inside the canyon it is difficult to impossible to gain access to the banks
NEWS RELEASE · 27th October 2012
Terrace RCMP
On Wednesday, October 24, a 4 person Terrace SAR (Search and Rescue) team searched upstream from highway 16 to the base of the 50 foot waterfall on Whiskey Creek. One section above the waterfall (approx. 65m) consisting of stepped falls and pools, which remain unsearched. This is the only section of Whiskey Creek that has not been searched by Terrace Swiftwater Technicians.

The team is currently considering the probability of area (POA) for locating the remains of Warren Andrew Sills, who went missing this summer. The team is also considering the resources required to search the area.

To search the area will need to lower SRTs into the pool area from the bank of the river - approximately 25m.

During the 3 revisits since the official search ended, the team has been able to find items such as a hat and a glove at different locations in the creek bed. We are currently trying to determine if these belong to Andrew Sills.

The team will continue searching the area as part of their training program until weather conditions deteriorate.

Previous story on the search efforts after the official search was ended.

A letter of thanks, from the family of Warren Andrew Sills
water temperature was about 4 degrees, the spray from the falls was very cool. Ice has already begun to form on rocks near the water.
water temperature was about 4 degrees, the spray from the falls was very cool. Ice has already begun to form on rocks near the water.
SRT probing the bottom of the pool, water depth is about 6 feet under the base of the waterfalls
SRT probing the bottom of the pool, water depth is about 6 feet under the base of the waterfalls