UPDATE - Missing Persons Names Released

Prince George, Air Services

2016-03-15 09:11 PDT

File # 2016-06199

The names of the two men that went missing in the Salmon River near Prince George on March 7th, 2016 are being released.

During the late afternoon of Monday March 7th, 2016, the Prince George RCMP were called to the Salmon River for a report of two persons that had gone into the river.

Through investigation, officers learned that 36 year old Salmon Valley resident Ryan Everett JENKINS, went into the fast flowing river while operating a snowmobile. Attempts were made by on-lookers to rescue JENKINS. One of them, 31 year old Prince George resident Brandon Warren LAWRENCE, ran from shore and without hesitation jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue JENKINS. Moments later, both men were swept under a large portion of ice covering the width of the river.

Photo of part of the Salmon River Search area.

Photo of part of the Salmon River Search area.

Emergency Management BC and the Prince George Search & Rescue Society assisted the Prince George RCMP in searching for the two men for approximately 2.5 days on land and in the air, without success. The search has been postponed with the possibility of starting again if river conditions allow for it.

The RCMP want to extend our sincere sympathy to the families and friends of Ryan and Brandon. We would also like to thank the members of the Prince George Search & Rescue Society for their hard work and dedication.

With our unusually warm winter, ice is not safe to be on. Police and Prince George Search & Rescue urge all persons to stay off ice in our area and be cautious around all lakes and rivers.

Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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