RCMP, Search and Rescue volunteers seeking man last seen in Cowichan River

Ethan Sampson, 28, was last seen Thursday night in the fast-moving waters of the Cowichan River

Authorities were called Thursday, Jan. 30 to help search for a man who was last seen in a dangerous place after dark.

Ethan Sampson, 28, was last spotted at 10:40 p.m. in the fast-moving waters of the Cowichan River off Quamichan Road West.

“Due to the dangerous waters, the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, Cowichan Search and Rescue and North Cowichan Fire Department were all called to assist in locating Sampson,” said North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP spokesperson Const. Pam Bolton. “The community and SAR have been assisting the RCMP throughout the night and continue to search utilizing all avenues available at this time.”

Sampson is a First Nations male, about 5-foot-6, with a slender build. He was last seen wearing rolled-up jeans.

Those with information related to the whereabouts of Ethan Sampson are encouraged to contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 748-5522 or, Crime Stoppers, anonymously, by either calling 1-800-222-8477 or by visiting cowichancrimestoppers.com



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