3 bodies recovered from Duffy Lake landslide area, one still missing

3 bodies recovered from Duffy Lake landslide area, one still missing
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The bodies of three missing men were found during a search at a landslide on Highway 99 while one person remains missing.

Police say they have been searching the area at the Duffy Lake landslide south of Lillooet for the last couple of days with Emergency Management BC (EMBC), Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, BC Coroners Service and Pemberton and Lillooet Search and Rescue Teams.

They say the bodies were found and recovered yesterday, however, one person is still missing.

Police are trying to identify the three men and notify their next of kin.

Police service dogs continued looking throughout Friday morning but have finished, according to police. They say current search efforts have been exhausted and they are now looking at how and when to continue.

Sgt. Jannelle Shoihet of BC RCMP said in a statement the searches for the fourth person have been affected by weather and site conditions.

“These three men were amongst those whom we confirmed were mission earlier this week,” said Shoihet. “We have been continuing the search for one more man, however search efforts have been hampered by weather and site conditions. Our thoughts continue to be with all of those who have been impacted in this terrible tragedy.

Highway 99 was one of the many highways that got washed out and closed with major flooding at the beginning of the week.

Officials say the area is still closed to motorists and there is no timeline for when the road might reopen.

They say motorists should check DriveBC for the most up-to-date road closure information.

READ MORE: One body found in B.C. highway landslide, more missing: RCMP


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