Squamish Search and Rescue and Squamish RCMP
September 25, 2021
Update on the search for Richie Stelmack.
Search teams including Squamish Fire, Squamish SAR, and Squamish RCMP set up to do more technical terrain to locate Richie. At approximately 10:40 am search teams located Richie in the Mashiter area of the Garibaldi Highlands. Unfortunately he was deceased.
There is no evidence of foul play and the family has been notified and are requesting privacy during this very tough time. The Squamish RCMP will work with the BC Coroners Service on this investigation.
Search crews alongside Squamish Fire and Squamish RCMP will be in the area throughout the day and expect traffic delays and closures along The Boulevard. Please do not come to this area today until a full reopening has occurred.
Squamish SAR would like to thank the entire community of Squamish, Squamish Fire, Squamish RCMP, the media and the search and rescue teams from other communities who assisted in the search for Richie.
The members of Squamish SAR send our thoughts to the family of Richie. Our hearts are with them during this very difficult time.