William Fisher

Missing senior found deceased

Passing motorist spots missing man's vehicle down an embankment

William Fisher Sr., the focus of an intense four day ground and air search over northern Vancouver Island, has been located, deceased in his vehicle.

All indications are that Fisher’s vehicle left the roadway, and traveled down an embankment, where it was found this morning, southwest of Port Hardy along Highway 30 near Marble River, according to Cpl. Darren Lagan, Media Relations Officer with the Island District RCMP.

The vehicle was spotted by a passing motorist, who notified police.  It is not yet known when the collision occurred.

Officers remain at the scene, and a Collision Analyst with the RCMP Traffic Services Section has been called in to investigate.  The BC Coroner Service has been advised, and will be responsible for official confirmation of identity, and determining a cause of death.

It is not known why Fisher traveled off his original route, to the area where he was ultimately discovered.  The location where Fisher’s vehicle was located had been previously searched by air.

Officers with the Port Hardy and Sayward RCMP extended their condolences to the family and friends of William Fisher Sr.

The efforts of the Search and Rescue Technicians from around the North Island who assisted in this search were also recognized.

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