Three found dead, search suspended after Duffy Lake mudslide near Lillooet
The search at the Duffy Lake area slide continued Friday and sadly the bodies of three men have now been recovered.
Over the preceding couple of days, the RCMP has been working closely with EMBC, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Coroners Service and the Pemberton and Lillooet Search and Rescue teams to locate, extract and conclusively identify the three men and notify their next of kin.
These three men were amongst those whom we confirmed were missing earlier this week, said S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet of the BC RCMP.
We have been continuing the search for one more man, however search efforts have been hampered by weather and site conditions. Our thoughts continue to be with all of those who have been impacted in this terrible tragedy.
Search efforts, which included a police service dog continued throughout the remainder of Friday morning but have now since concluded. All current search efforts have been exhausted and discussions are underway as to how and when, best to proceed.
The area remains closed to motorists and there is no timeline with respect to when the roadway may be open. We encourage the public to continue to monitor DriveBC for the most up to date information.