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COSAR joins search for missing Merritt cowboy

Central Okanagan Search and Rescue will be on the ground today

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue team have joined the search for a missing cowboy.

Searchers are continuing their hunt for a missing cowboy from the Merritt area after his riderless horse was found Monday afternoon.

The man, who has only been identified by RCMP as a 32-year-old local, works at a ranch in the area but had been on a day off when his horse was found by loggers in the backcountry. He was last seen at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

RCMP said Tuesday that search efforts are being coordinated by Nicola Valley Search and Rescue. Other teams have been called in from Kamloops, the Shuswap, Penticton, Princeton, Logan Lake, Central Okanagan, Chilliwack and Surrey.

READ MORE: Hunt on for missing Merritt cowboy after riderless horse found

COSAR reported via Facebook that they joined other groups from the region, and will be back on site today.


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