Local members have been travelling to the West Kootenay for the past week to assist in the search for 57 year old Alvin Dunik who has not been seen since last Monday.
Cranbrook SAR’s Greg Bedwell says dangerous high waters in the nearby creek and dense bush made things very difficult.
Bedwell believes the next step will be to allow for water levels to drop and then to call in swift water teams again.
Members from Sparwood, Kimberley and Invermere also joined in the search efforts that saw over 10 SAR teams from across the province help out.
Sunday reportedly had over 100 civilians, 60 search and rescue technicians and 19 swift water professionals participated in the search.
– Cranbrook Search and Rescue Manager Greg Bedwell
– Josh Hoffman