Search continues for missing Enderby teen

Vernon Search and Rescue crews will return to the Shuswap River near Enderby Monday to resume a search for a missing boy.

A search is continuing for Enderby resident Daniel Linz.

The 17-year-old A.L. Fortune Grade 11 student has not been  seen since Friday night when he attended a party at Riverside Park in Enderby.

“We’ve been told he was at the park with friends, there was alcohol consumed, he fell asleep in the park and did not return home,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk Monday.

Police were first alerted to Linz being missing Saturday at around 10:30 a.m.

The family went back to the park and found his backpack, hoodie and toque beside a picnic table which was in close proximity to the fast-flowing Shuswap River that borders Riverside Park.

Vernon Search and Rescue officials were called to the scene Saturday at around 3 p.m.

“Our search crews were brought in and they were tasked to search the river,” said Leigh Pearson Search and Rescue search manager. “Teams were sent out to search both shores of the river by land while a swift water team entered the river to search for the male.”

The search stood down Saturday at 10 p.m. due to darkness, resumed Sunday with no luck in locating Linz. The search continued Monday afternoon.

There is no indication of foul play in the incident.

The family is appealing for anybody who may have seen or heard from Linz to call them.

Police say it is out of the norm for Linz not to call his parents if he’s going to be away from home for more than a day.

Search and Rescue crews were also back in Cherryville combing the banks of Monashee Creek for a 31-year-old Vernon man missing and presumed drowned in the creek.

The man went missing from the Goldpanner Campground on the May long weekend after he allegedly went into the creek to retrieve his dog.