Search for missing Castlegar man ends tragically

Castlegar RCMP confirmed on Tuesday that a missing Castlegar man was found deceased.

Castlegar RCMP confirmed on Tuesday that missing person, Oscar Bot, was found deceased.

The 44-year old Castlegar man was reported missing on June 29, last seen driving his truck near the West Kootenay Regional Airport.

Police located his body in a heavily wooded area west of Castlegar on Monday.

The RCMP confirmed that foul play was not a contributing factor, and their members will continue to assist the BC Coroners Service with its investigation.

Local Search and Rescue (SAR) teams conducted an extensive ground and air search of the area last week alongside the Castlegar RCMP. The call out was suspended Saturday pending further information.

In a Tuesday news release, the Castlegar RCMP expressed appreciation for local SAR volunteers and their assistance with this matter. No further details about the investigation are being released.

The Castlegar RCMP has advised next of kin.