RCMP suspend search for missing Trail man

After an extensive search, RCMP has suspended the search until more information becomes available.

The RCMP have made the decision to suspend the search for a missing Trail man presumed drowned in Little Wilson Lake.

RCMP were searching for 32-year-old Michael Guthrie who went missing when his boat capsized during a weekend fishing trip on May 25 near Rosebery.

Sgt. Darryl Little of the Kootenay Boundary Detachment said in a press release that the search has covered a majority of the area.

An extensive sonar search of the remote alpine lake earlier in the week by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team and a search of log jams at the outlet of the lake by the members of the Slocan Lake and Nelson Search and Rescue Swift Water Rescue Team, provided no sign of the missing man.

The RCMP decided to conduct a final aerial search at some point Thursday before calling off their efforts.

Little added that the search will be suspended unless more information becomes available, which would then re-institute the search.

The RCMP and SAR will continue to monitor water levels in the lake over the coming weeks in order to re-assess any further search efforts.