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RCMP continue search for missing person Christopher Sanford

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 19th, 2019

In a media release Monday, RCMP issued another plea for the public to come forward with any information that may aid them in locating a missing Nakusp man.

36-year-old Christopher Sanford was last seen on August 4, 2019 in Nakusp. 

He was reported to police as missing on August 5, 2019, after his black GMC S15 pickup truck was located abandoned in Fauquier. At that time, it was believed that Christopher had been travelling to the Kelowna area.

An extensive search of the area surrounding the abandoned pickup truck was conducted. That ground search was supported by local search and rescue personnel and a RCMP canine team. Boats were utilized to search nearby waterways and an RCMP aircraft was brought in to scour the area from the skies above.

“Although RCMP detachments across the southern interior have reported receiving possible sightings of Christopher, police in those jurisdictions have not been able to substantiate any of those public sighting reports,” said Cpl. Jaime Moffat of the Nakusp RCMP. 

“Our missing person’s investigation remains very active, and we strongly encourage anyone with any information to come forward to speak with police.”

Christopher Sanford is described as:

  • a Caucasian male;
  • 35 years;
  • 5 ft 10 in (178 cm);
  • 150-160 lbs (68-72 kg);
  • short brown hair;
  • hazel eyes;
  • with a full sleeve tattoo on his left arm;

Sanford was last seen wearing camo pants and a black T-shirt, possibly barefoot.

Police and Christopher Sanford’s family are very concerned for his health and well-being and are asking anyone with any information to contact their local police or the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677. Tip information can also be provided anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or on-line at

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