Man, 76, miss­ing fol­low­ing mud­slide, Moun­ties say

Cape Breton Post - - Canada -

SALMON ARM , B.C. — A el­derly man is miss­ing fol­low­ing an overnight mud­slide in the south­ern In­te­rior of Bri­tish Columbia.

RCMP say lo­cal fire of­fi­cials re­sponded to the slide in the com­mu­nity of Tap­pen north of Salmon Arm on Satur­day. One home was com­pletely en­veloped by the slide with oth­ers pos­si­bly be­ing par­tially dam­aged.

In a news re­lease, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says fam­ily mem­bers con­firmed the 76-year-old man was last known to be inside the home that was buried in the slide and he has yet to be lo­cated.

Shuswap Search and Res­cue crews have been ac­ti­vated and are work­ing to en­ter the home to search for the man. Po­lice say tac­ti­cal evac­u­a­tions of sev­eral res­i­dences are com­plete and road ac­cess to ap­prox­i­mately 100 homes has been blocked as a re­sult of the slide.

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