Documentary filmmaker missing in northern B.C.
A 26-year-old Ohio man who was making a documentary on the Kermode bear in northern B.C. is missing, say RCMP.
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By Stephanie IP, The Province July 16, 2012 3:02 AM
The search continues for a missing Ohio man believed to be in northern B.C. filming a wildlife documentary.
AP / July 16, 2012
NEW HAZELTON, British Columbia (AP) — Authorities are searching the woods in northern British Columbia for a documentary filmmaker from Ohio.
10:39 AM PDT 7/17/2012 by Etan Vlessing
Ohio documentary maker Warren Andrew Sill went into the wilds of British Columbia on July 4 in search of the elusive spirit bear, and is now the subject of an expanding RCMP rescue mission.
His family said they haven't heard from him since July 5.
Hope they find him soon, he seems like a nice, talented young man.Police learned from Sill’s parents that he had planned to spend several days in the area gathering footage of the elusive Kermode bear, or "spirit bear," a subspecies of black bear with an entirely white coat. Only about 100 are believed to exist — most along the coast of British Columbia, according to the North American Bear Center in Minnesota.
Police grew concerned when they discovered during a search of Sill’s vehicle that he had left behind his tent, sleeping bag and camp stove, Smith said. And when investigators learned that Sill is not a seasoned outdoorsman with advanced survival skills, a search party was deployed, including rescue workers in helicopters and on foot.
His Facebook page
7:19 AM PDT 7/18/2012 by Etan Vlessing
River boats are racing against time to find Ohio documentary maker Warren Andrew Sill, 26, who entered the wilds of British Columbia 12 days ago to capture footage of elusive spirit bears.
2:44 PM PDT 7/21/2012 by Etan Vlessing
The RCMP found no sign of Warren Andrew Sill, 26, after using aircraft and boats to find the Ohio documentary maker lost in a remote district of northern British Columbia.
Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
By KELLY PETRYSZYN
NEW HAZELTON, British Columbia — The search for a North Ridgeville man, who went missing while filming a documentary in Canada, has been called off, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk, a media relations officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Filed by Steve Fogarty July 27th, 2012
Although the search for a North Ridgeville man missing in British Columbia, Canada, was called off nearly a week ago, authorities said Thursday that they are not viewing the matter as hopeless.
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index...orth_ridg.htmlAnd authorities in New Hazelton — the Canadian district in which Sill is believed to have ventured — have spent the past five days combing the dense and potentially perilous forest, hoping to bring Sill to safety.
Was his car located in New Hazelton? According to google maps it's approx a 6 hour drive from Prince George to New Hazelton. (438 km)
So on July 5th, he posts that photo on FB and then the same day he drives off to New Hazelton (6 hours away )and disappears?
http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/07...-c-wilderness/By late June, after wildlife tours through Montana and Alberta, among others, Mr. Sill was in Prince George, B.C.
Joel Fowler, a musician, hosted Mr. Sill over the Canada Day weekend. In an email to the Post, he wrote that Mr. Sill had no concrete travel itinerary, but that he intended to compile his travels into a documentary protesting the Northern Gateway pipeline, a proposed bitumen pipeline running from Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. After trekking in to Seven Sisters, Mr. Sill had reportedly planned to meet up with a host in nearby Terrace, B.C.
“Warren, I hope you find your spirit bear,” wrote Mr. Fowler in a message posted to Mr. Sill’s Couchsurfing.org profile before his disappearance. Both Mr. Fowler and another Prince George hosts gave Mr. Sill rave reviews, noting his “adventurous personality” and “positive energy.”
Did he meet up with this "host"?
By ELAINE O'CONNOR, The Province August 1, 2012
The family of Warren Andrew Sill, an Ohio man who went missing near New Hazelton in early July, has publicly thanked the police and rescue crews who searched tirelessly but unsuccessfully for him.
Filed by Steve Fogarty September 12th, 2012
The family of Warren Sill knows it can never repay the dedication and exhausting work of everyone who tried to find the local man after he was reported missing in a remote area of British Columbia in July.
Body of missing filmmaker found near New Hazelton
The body of an American hiker missing since July has been found near New Hazelton.
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New Hazleton Search and Rescue Recover Body of Missing Hiker
Yesterday a local search and rescue team found a shirt that lead them to the body of 26 year old Warren Andrew Sill near a waterfall and pool site in the Gull Creek area.