The co-ordinated search for missing man Randolph Quilt will take place west of Williams Lake Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec. 20.
Loretta Williams, one of the search co-ordinators, said the group has been directed by the RCMP to focus their efforts out west.
“The group will head to Yunesit’in (Stone) tomorrow morning,” Williams said Friday evening.
Everyone is asked to still meet at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds parking lot at 9 a.m. for prayer and drum song as originally planned, and then caravan out to Yunesi’tin together.
On Sunday, the co-ordinated search will focus between Lee’s Corner and Williams Lake, with everyone asked to meet at Lee’s Corner at 9 a.m. for prayer and drum song.
An RCMP helicopter flew low over parts of the lakecity for several hours Tuesday, Dec. 15, as the search continues for missing man Randolph Quilt.
Quilt, 59, was last seen on Sept. 26, 2020 in Williams Lake and reported missing by his family at Xeni Gwet’in First Nation to Alexis Creek RCMP on Nov. 29.
Williams Lake RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley, whose detachment has since taken the lead in the investigation, said the police are working with the family and community to find Quilt.
Family and friends are carrying on their search and invite the community join them.
A co-ordinated search will focus around Walmart, South Lakeside Road and Dog Creek Road Saturday, Dec. 19 and on Highway 20 between Williams Lake and the Sheep Creek Bridge on Sunday, Dec. 20.
Anyone wanting to participate is asked to meet at the Stampede Grounds parking lot at 9 a.m. both days, and bring a high viz vest, ice grips for shoes, face masks and dress warmly.