Dozens of Search Canine Affiliation members come off empty-handed in weekend hunt for lacking Vancouver Island man – Victoria Information

Dozens of members of the Search Dog Association get by empty-handed in the weekend hunt for the missing man on Vancouver Island

Ben Kilmer disappeared on May 16

Thirteen members of the Canadian Search Dog Association and their canine companions spent the weekend looking for a missing man from Vancouver Island.

The searchers were brought in to look for clues about the disappearance of Ben Kilmer from Cowichan Valley, who disappeared on May 16. The 41-year-old father of two teenagers has not been seen since, and his family and RCMP investigators are stunned.

Team leader Silvie Montier says the searchers first combed the area around Old Lake Cowichan Road where Kilmer’s van was found.

The search, in which the volunteers and eight dogs were involved, spanned the entire region over three days, but did not reveal any new information.

“It was pretty challenging,” said Montier on Monday afternoon as the exertion subsided and the volunteers prepared to return to Edmonton.

“It was a huge area, a lot of bush, forest and streams. There was a lot of hiking, ”said Montier.

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