BRITISH COLUMBIA

Search resumes in B.C. river for missing Alberta man last seen in truck

11/07/2014 01:05 EST | Updated 01/07/2015 05:59 EST
TERRACE, B.C. - Recovery efforts are underway in Terrace, B.C., as searchers take advantage of better weather in an effort to find a missing Alberta man who was last seen in a truck in the Skeen River.

RCMP say 23-year-old Dustin Steele of Red Deer was in the vehicle with two other men on Saturday when it was driven into the river.

RCMP say the men tried to pull the truck out of the water by attaching a rope to the back bunker, but abandoned the effort and while two of them swarm to shore, Steele wasn't able to get out of the truck as it drifted away.

The incident wasn't reported until the following day, and while the truck has been located underwater, searchers aren't sure if Steele's body is inside.

The man believed to be the driver was arrested by police on allegations of obstruction of justice and was later released.

Heavy rainfall hampered recovery efforts on Thursday, but searchers hope a break in the weather will allow them to find him. (CFTK)