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UPDATED: Body of missing man found

In a media release police said the body was found Friday (February 1).

RCMP said the body of a man missing since (Saturday) January 26, 2019 has been located.

In a media release police said the body was found Friday (February 1).

No details were released, including if this is the body of missing Winlaw man, Ty Larstone.

Police said the cause of death is not considered suspicious at this time and the file has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service to continue the investigation.

No further information is being released at this time.

Castlegar SAR back to search for missing Winlaw man

Castlegar Search and Rescue is confirmed to have returned to search for a missing Winlaw man, Ty Larstone, a family friend told The Nelson Daily Friday.

Larstone has been missing since Saturday afternoon when he did not return from a hike in the bush believed to be on Perry's Ridge in the Slocan Valley.

The family friend said Search and Rescue teams are scheduled to be dropped by helicopter above the location where the search concluded due to darkness Thursday. Friday will mark the third day the team has searched for Larstone.

The family friend said the search team has found tracks believed to be from Larstone, but animals migrating through the same area has made it difficult for Castlegar SAR to locate Larstone.

The family friend said there was an unconfirmed report that Larstone was scene walking on Highway 6 near his home in Winlaw. However, that sighting has been unsubstantiated.

Larstone, 32, is 5'11" with a slender build and was wearing dark green camo pants, lighter green camo jacket and dark toque. He also had a camo coloured backpack.

Anyone with information should contact New Denver RCMP at 250-358-2222 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Search ongoing for missing Winlaw Man

New Denver RCMP confirm they are investigating reports of a missing Winlaw man.

A Facebook post Wednesday said the community is asking for help in locating Ty Larstone, missing since Saturday afternoon. Larstone, who lives in Lebadho Flats, was last seen at the bottom of Bailey Rd on Perry's back road.

Larstone, 32, is 5’11” with a slender build and was wearing dark green camo pants, lighter green camo jacket and dark toque. The Facebook post said Larstone was carrying a camo backpack with two longfirearms sticking out, a .22 and a 12 gauge shotgun, indicating the possibility that he was meeting to go camping.

Search and Rescue teams have searched the area with no success.

Anyone with information is urged to contact New Denver RCMP at 250-358-2222 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.