Still no sign of missing snowmobilers traveling from Dettah to Lutsel K’e

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

There is still no sign of three snowmobilers who have not been heard from since late Monday night.

RCMP say Sam Boucher, 65, Cammy Boucher, 23, and a man who hasn’t been identified, left Dettah on a single snowmobile towing two toboggans and were headed for Lutsel K’e.

Sam Boucher is reportedly Cammy’s father and they are believed to be from Lutsel K’e.

Mounties have restricted their search to the air because they say ice conditions are too risky to go out on foot.

The search area has been expanded from Yellowknife, to Fort Resolution and Lutsel K’e.

“We continue to advise, that at this time, RCMP have a coordinated search effort under way. We do not want community volunteers to put themselves at risk, despite their good intentions to assist,” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Yellowknife RCMP Operations Manager.

Anyone with information on the group’s whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.