Chilliwack, BC: RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, Gurdeep ‘Gordon’ Sagoo, 50, of Delta. Gordon was last seen on August 14, 2016 by members of his hiking group on a trail on Baby Munday Peak and was reported to police as overdue later that afternoon when he did not arrive at an arranged rendezvous site.
RCMP immediately initiated a comprehensive search (see news release of 2016-08-22) of the Baby Munday Peak region from both the ground and air for the missing hiker which -over the following week- deployed Search and Rescue (SAR) teams and resources from across the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. After exhausting all initial efforts to locate Gordon the RCMP scaled back the search by standing down the SAR operation.
Gordon is described as a south Asian male, 180 cm (5’11) in height, athletic build, and when last seen was wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and a ball cap carrying a gray coloured back pack.
RCMP are reaching out to back country enthusiasts, hiking the trails in the Baby Munday Peak region, to remain alert for indicators that might provide clues to assist police with their search for Gordon.
“RCMP are reminding hikers in the Baby Munday Peak region to remain watchful for Gordon,” says Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD.
RCMP urge anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of Gurdeep ‘Gordon’ Sagoo to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611.
2016-08-22 08:51 PDT
File # 2016-35314
Chilliwack RCMP have scaled back the search for a 50 year old man from Delta who was reported missing last weekend.
The search was initiated by the RCMP on August 14, 2016 after police received a report that a member of a group that was hiking on Baby Munday Peak, did not return to the excursion’s designated rendezvous point at the end of the day.
Chilliwack General Duty officers supported by the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment Summer Policing Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service, and Chilliwack Search and Rescue (SAR) immediately traveled to the site and began combing the mountain looking for the missing hiker.
On August 15th aircraft from the RCMP, Comox 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and Valley Helicopters Ltd joined the operation as searchers continued to look for the missing man.
The ground search expanded on August 16th when SAR Teams from Lions Bay, Surrey, Coquitlam, and Kent Harrison arrived on the site to bolster the operation.
The search for the missing hiker continued through to the weekend, when on Saturday, a Remote Piloted Aircraft System of the RCMP Advanced Radio Control Section and an aircraft from Talon Helicopter Ltd equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), conducted overhead passes of the areas on the mountain not accessible to the ground crews.
On August 22nd after exhausting all initial efforts to locate the missing hiker, police have scaled back the search by standing down the SAR operation.
“A thorough ground and air search of the region has been conducted for the missing hiker,” says Cpl. Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD, “RCMP remain in close contact with the missing man’s family.”
File # 2016-35314