Friday, July 1, 2022
Home New Release Parents of N.L. man missing in B.C. park say his remains found...

Parents of N.L. man missing in B.C. park say his remains found by volunteer

The parents of a young man from Newfoundland and Labrador missing in a British Columbia park since last October say a volunteer searcher has found what they believe are his remains.

Greg and Josie Naterer said in a phone interview today they got the news Tuesday and were told a team from the RCMP detachment in Princeton, B.C., is heading into the area today to retrieve the remains.

Read more:
Belongings found in Manning Park connected to Vancouver man missing 8 months

Jordan Naterer, 25, was reported missing on Oct. 12, 2020, after he didn’t return from a solo hiking trip in Manning Provincial Park, about 175 kilometres east of Vancouver.

When the Vancouver Police Department called off the search after a few weeks, the Naterers co-ordinated an extensive effort to keep looking for their son, with volunteers scouring the trails in the park.

Story continues below advertisement

Jordan Naterer’s parents launch private search for son in Manning Park

Jordan Naterer’s parents launch private search for son in Manning Park – Oct 20, 2020

The Naterers say several items belonging to Jordan, including a backpack, were found, and their location indicates he walked nearly four kilometres through steep mountain drainage basins after a storm hit and he lost his way while hiking the Frosty Mountain Trail.

A spokesperson for the Princeton RCMP would not confirm Jordan Naterer’s remains had been located but said there are searchers today in an area where clothing believed to belong to him was found on Tuesday.

READ MORE: ‘We as parents will never give up’: Private search underway for missing hiker in B.C.’s Manning Park

“They’re moving very quick to help us bring closure and to help us bring Jordan home,” Josie Naterer said in a phone interview, her voice breaking.

Story continues below advertisement

She said her son’s backpack was found just 100 metres off the trail in the area the Vancouver Police Department first identified and searched as a priority area.

“He was so brave at the end,” she said. “He fought so vigorously at the end to get out and to come back to us.”

© 2021 The Canadian Press

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

COVID-19: B.C. reports first uptick in hospital admissions in 6 weeks

British Columbia health officials reported the first uptick in COVID-19 hospital admissions in six weeks on Thursday. The number of total patients in hospital with...

How did the truck where 53 migrants died get through a U.S. border checkpoint?

The tractor-trailer at the center of a human-smuggling attempt that left 53 people dead had passed through an inland U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint with...

Elon Musk’s ‘Teslas in Tunnels’ Las Vegas project is still happening, and here’s the first station

The first passenger station in the “Vegas Loop” network of vehicle tunnels that’s being built by Elon Musk’s Boring Company was revealed Thursday. The...

The FCC authorizes SpaceX’s Starlink system to be used on vehicles in motion

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted SpaceX authorization to use its Starlink satellite internet system on vehicles in motion — including cars, trucks,...