The BC Conservation Officer Service has called off the search for an injured bear due to rain.
Conservation officer Sgt. Scott Norris said the bear was hit with an arrow from a crossbow by a hunter on Sunday evening between Lost Lake Road and Taylor Way.
The bear ran off before the hunter could get to it. It then ran by another person who contacted police. Police then got in touch with the BC Conservation Officer Service.
Conservation officers did find a trail the bear left on Sunday but it tapered off in a thick and swampy area. The search resumed Monday morning but has since been put on hold. Conservation officers may go back out tomorrow.
“We have done an extensive search but the weather is not co-operative,” Norris said.
The Capital Regional District is warning the public about the possible injured bear in the Thetis Lake area. Norris said it is possible the bear went into that area.
Anyone who sees an injured bear should not approach the animal and keep a safe distance. Sightings should be reported to the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
The BC Conservation Officer Service is still investigating the hunting incident.