VANCOUVER – Coquitlam Search and Rescue crews were out near Buntzen Lake on Friday after reports a missing Burnaby teen may have been seen there.
Richard Lin, 19, was last seen at his home in south Burnaby on Sept. 6. Initial reports suggested that he may have been heading to Squamish, but a possible sighting near Buntzen Lake in Anmore on Sept. 7 prompted Search and Rescue crews to head out.
The sighting was between noon and 1 p.m. on the 7th, and on Friday crews searched the Halvor Lunden trail from the Polytrichum lookout to El Paso junction.
Authorities say Lin’s family, along with the police, are concerned for his well-being.
Members of the public who hiked on Eagle Ridge in the days following Sept. 7 are asked to come forward if they saw a person matching Lin’s description. In particular, any hikers in the following areas:
- Halvor Lunden Trail
- Little Valhalla
- Spahat Rigg
- Lindsay Lakes and the other lakes on the plateau
- White Rock, East view, West view and trails on Eagle Ridge
- Mount Beautiful, Swan Falls, and Dilly Dally trails.
Lin is described as an Asian man, 5’9″ tall, with a thin build, short black hair and brown eyes. He wears eye glasses and was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, grey hooded sweatshirt, blue, red and white-coloured checkered shorts and a black backpack.
If anyone has any information that may assist with locating Richard Lin, contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.