Woman Outstanding After Cache Creek Mudslide
2018-08-13 13:28 PDT
File # 2018-1038
RCMP in the Southeastern part of the province are continuing the search for a woman who was caught in the mudslide along Highway 99 on Saturday.
On August 11, at approximately 5 p.m. Ashcroft and Lillooet RCMP were called to the 3300-block of Highway 99, in Cache Creek, for a report that a vehicle had been swept off the roadway in a mudslide at that location.
Upon attendance at the scene, Lillooet RCMP located the 67-year-old driver of the yellow 1968 Morgan convertible. He stated that he had been able to get out of the vehicle, however his wife, who was the passenger was unaccounted for.
Initial search efforts have been unsuccessful. Ashcroft RCMP with assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service, Search and Rescue and Fire Service are continuing to search, however efforts are being hampered by the quick moving water and unsafe conditions, in and around the area of the mudslide.
RCMP are asking for assistance in locating, 67-year-old Valerie Morris, who remains outstanding.
Mrs. Morris is described as:
- 5 foot 2 inches
- 113 lbs
- Auburn Hair
- Hazel eyes
Last seen wearing:
- White/Cream Capri pants
- Black Sun Visor hat
- Bright red jacket
- Bright pink shirt
Ashcroft RCMP are asking anyone who may have been a witness, or are in possession of dash cam video of the slide or the 1968 Morgan convertible prior to the slide, are asked to contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 and site file 2018-1038.
Highway 99 remains closed. For the most up to date road closure information, please visit the Drive BC website.
Sgt. Janelle ShoihetDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
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