Abandoned vehicle on bridge prompts river search
Kamloops Mounties are asking for the public's help in tracking down a missing man whose truck was found on the Overlanders Bridge early this morning (Aug. 30).
RCMP Staff Sgt. Quentin Smith said police were called out to the bridge just after 3:30 a.m. after a passerby noticed an abandoned vehicle.
Investigators determined the white 2004 Dodge Dakota belongs to 68-year-old Kamloops man William Loewen.
It was left in the northbound centre lane.
Loewen had been driving to work, but he never showed up.
"As a result of the location in which the vehicle was found, police are conducting a ground and air search in the area of the bridge and banks of the river," Smith said.
The RCMP helicopter was flying over the river this morning and Kamloops Fire Rescue had a boat on the water. Kamloops Search and Rescue crews are also expected to take part in the search.
Loewen is tall, standing six-foot-five and weighing approximately 187 pounds. He is bald with brown hair on the sides of his head and blue eyes.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police at 250-828-3000.