Search and Rescue Looks for Missing Man
Prince George, B.C.- Members of Prince George Search and Rescue were called out this morning to assist in a search for a missing person in the Bednesti Lake area.
One male failed to arrive at his destination following his shift at work. He was last seen around 11:00pm Saturday July 18.
The Prince George RCMP say the missing male is 36 year old Christopher Iean Banks of Prince George.
He was heading to a celebration at the Woodcock Lake Recreation Area, southwest of Prince George. He never arrived.
He was believed to have been driving a gold Chrysler PT Cruiser bearing BC licence plate AF342C similar to the one shown at right.
RCMP requested assistance from Emergency Management BC. The Prince George Search & Rescue Society, Nechako Valley Search & Rescue Society, Quesnel Search & Rescue Society and a search airplane were used to conduct ground and air searches throughout the day today, but there has been no sign of Banks or his vehicle.
Searchers have covered more than 2200 kms of backroads.
This disappearance is out of character for Banks and police do not believe foul play is involved at this time.
Christopher Iean Banks is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 180 cm (5’11”)
- 66 kg (145 lbs)
- Blue eyes
- Short brown hair
If you have any information about Christopher Iean Banks, where he might be or where his vehicle might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477, online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only), or Text-A-Tip to CRIMES (274637) using keyword “pgtips”.