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Search Continues for B.C. Hiker Missing from Fall 2020

Search resumes for missing Vancouver-based engineer who was last seen in October

Jordan Naterer was last seen on Oct. 10, after telling friends he was going on an overnight hike in Manning Park in southern B.C. Search and rescue efforts were called off on Oct. 17, but family, friends and volunteers continue to look for the missing 25-year-old. On Oct. 19, a hiker found white hat and Oakley brand glasses belonging to Jordan, along with “off-trail footprints” south of Frosty Peak.

A few days later, Jordan’s father, Greg Naterer, dean and professor of the faculty of engineering and applied science at Memorial University in St. John’s, posted on Twitter hoping anyone in the area might have clues.

Jordan’s mother, Josie, has now posted a missing person poster on a few Facebook climbing pages with hopes that a climber might have information or tips that can help. She said,”By way of introduction, I’m Josie Naterer, mother of Jordan Naterer, who went missing in Manning Park, BC, on Oct. 10/11, 2020. Although we have not yet found our son Jordan, we continue searching with volunteers, helicopters, and drones, including at Windy Joe, Ross Lake Park, Skyline Trail, Northern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail on the Canada / USA border. We are looking for experienced rock climbers to help with a few clue areas in Manning Park on the Windy Joe side. Anyone who is interested, please message me directly. Help us bring Jordan home!”

After the search last fall, Paul Fyfe, manager of Princeton Ground Search And Rescue (GSAR), said, “No search and rescue person likes to not find or resolve what they were called out for. In all the hours and miles of hiking, we couldn’t find something that we could say belonged to Jordan or was caused by Jordan. The biggest thing was not knowing 100 per cent where Jordan went.”

Jordan was reported missing by friends, after he failed to turn up for a Thanksgiving dinner. His car was then located at the Frosty Mountain trailhead, by the Lightning Lake day-use area of Manning Park. More than 150 volunteers took to the ground. Police canine units hunted, and helicopters were brought in by RCMP and search and rescue.

Those crews employed infrared technology, which can detect body heat. They also used RECCO, which relies on radio waves. Fyfe said every trail within a walkable distance of the Lightning Lake parking lot was thoroughly hiked. Freezing temperatures and two snowstorms impeded searchers. You can donate to the ongoing search efforts here.