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UPDATE: Missing campers truck found in B.C. creek

Two young men are missing after their truck crashed down a steep embankment into a creek while camping in B.C. Google Maps

The truck believed to belong to the two missing young men was located in Findlay Creek Falls on Sunday.

Police determined the two males reported missing June 9 went off the Findlay Creek Forest Service Road, down a steep embankment and into the water. Search and rescue teams combed the area at the time without success.

Stephen Thomson, from Canal Flats, and Nicholas Hoefnagels, from Carstairs, Alberta, were camping at Whitetail Lake when they were reported missing early Sunday morning. The men, aged 18 and 21, had not been seen since 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Search and Rescue teams from Kimberley and Columbia Valley have been combing the waters for the young men’s bodies. Over the week the water level dropped giving the the SAR teams more visibility. A team of 16 Swift Water rescuers searched the area and located the truck at the top of the falls wedged up against a rock outcropping.

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RCMP say the truck is fully submerged and appears badly damaged.

The search team attempted to use an underwater camera but the fast-moving water stopped teams from getting the camera into effective positions. SAR teams are exploring other options to get the camera down near the truck.

Police are monitoring the water levels and the search will continue as conditions permit.

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