Volunteer search for missing teenager starts this weekend

15-year-old Denny Poole. Photo by Dawson Creek RCMP

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — The family of a missing 15-year-old boy will be searching the last place he was seen to hopefully uncover more information about his disappearance.

Denny Poole of Dawson Creek was last seen on March 12, near the Kiskatinaw Bridge. He was with a friend trying to walk to Fort St. John, but he and the friend reportedly separated during the trek.

“Since his last sighting, nobody has seen anything of him,” said Sharla Bruun, a family friend.

“There’s been no new evidence of where he’s gone. Nothing. It’s just like he was here, and he’s gone.”

On Saturday, volunteers who want to help look will be meeting at 11 a.m. on the north side of the Kiskatinaw Bridge.

Bruun says the RCMP is aware the search is happening, and if any information is found, it will be filed away with Mounties to be added to the case.

To prepare for the search, they are accepting donations for water and food to keep the teams going on the search, which can be dropped off at Aboriginal Family Services in Dawson Creek — at 1405 102 Avenue. They are also asking if anyone with an occupational first aid level 3 license is willing to donate their time.

Volunteers are urged to layer up and must wear good, closed-toe footwear. The search is expected to conclude around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.