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Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen aid in search for missing Bella Coola man Carl Schooner Jr.

The watchmen are in Williams Lake

Four Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen arrived in Williams Lake Monday, Jan. 30 to aid in the ongoing search for missing Bella Coola man Carl Schooner Jr. of Bella Coola.

Schooner Jr. was last seen in Williams Lake on Dec. 4, 2022.

The watchmen will spend Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday searching areas in and around Williams Lake.

They are committed to doing similar three-day searches for the three following weeks as well.

On Jan. 12, Nuxalk Nation Chief Samuel Schooner announced the nation and family are offering a $10,000 reward for information that will help locate Schooner Jr.

Schooner Jr. is described as Indigenous and weighing 161 pounds.

He has short black hair and brown eyes with a tattoo that says Rosa on his right forearm.

He has no cell phone or vehicle and was last seen wearing a black hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call the RCMP at 250-392-6211, Nuxalk Nation at 250-799-5613 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The Nuxalk Guardian Watchmen have been aiding the Bella Coola area since 2010.

READ MORE: VIDEO: ‘This is a parent’s worst nightmare’; father of missing Bella Coola man

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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