Man missing on BC Interior camping trip may be in Similkameen, says family – Penticton News

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Man missing in backcountry

The family of a man who went missing while camping in the B.C. Interior believes he was last in the Princeton area.

RCMP announced earlier this week Terry Ray Lacey, 60, was last heard from on June 24. He was planning to camp in various locations in the Interior in his truck and camper.

His daughter now tells Castanet News his last confirmed location was in Cherryville at the Sugar Lake Provincial campground. But around the time of June 24 to 26, he was messaging friends and family that he was on Copper Mountain.

While there are a few Copper Mountains in B.C., it is assumed he was near the one south of Princeton.

“He was talking about this Copper Mountain location and how there were lots of bears out there. And he had sent pictures of bears near his campsite. And then all contacts just completely stopped on the 26th. And he’s had zero online presence whatsoever, which is very uncharacteristic for him,” Lacey’s daughter said.

While Lacey had planned to camp and live off the grid in his camper, he was staying in touch with friends and family with StarLink internet.

Lacey had been living in Kelowna for about a year before setting out on his backcountry camping trip.

His family has set up a Facebook page to provide updates on the search for him. Similkameen residents are asked to keep an eye out for his truck and camper.

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