Police have confirmed the body of a man recovered from a vehicle Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 16) was reported missing a day earlier.
Const. Jody Thomas of the Abbotsford Police Department confirmed with the Clearwater Times Wednesday that 23-year-old Jacob Wall was recovered with his black Dodge Ram from the North Thompson River. The constable said a Facebook post asking for the public’s help to find the man was taken down after the body was confirmed to be Wall.
The post said Wall was last seen leaving the Abbotsford airport on Aug. 15 on his way to Clearwater for work. He was reported missing when no one had heard from him.
Cypress County Fire Services in Alberta shared to Facebook a post about Wall’s passing. According to the post, Wall was a member of the Box Springs and Redcliff fire stations and “made an incredible impact.” When the CCFS visited the man’s mother she said “Jacob always put others before himself.”
The CCFS also said county flags were lowered to half-mast in his honour.
The highway was closed around 1 p.m. for several hours just north of Barriere between MacDougall and Carlson Road, otherwise known as “Pig’s Corner.” Crews re-opened the highway just after 4:30 p.m.