Search suspended for Robert McKean pending further investigation

Sea to Sky, Whistler, Police Dog Services, Missing Person

2023-10-15 19:21 PDT

File # 2023-5223

The extensive search efforts to locate Robert MCKEAN were suspended today at 1:00 pm. In the past 7 days, over 300 SAR members from 21 SAR teams logged in excess of 2600 hours in this intensive search.

In addition to the SAR volunteers and civilian search dog teams, RCMP PDS, RCMP UAV (Drone), Whistler Fire Rescue Services, Garibaldi Fire, and numerous community members assisted in the search. Search techniques included ground searches, dog searching, UAV searching, helicopter searching, accessing steep terrain with rope teams, neighbourhood enquiries, urban search et al.

The RCMP have been in close contact with Mr. MCKEAN’s family who wanted to express their gratitude to all involved in the search including all of the SAR members from across the province, Whistler Fire Rescue Service, Garibaldi Fire, and all of the community members who have searched and recorded their tracks in the effort to locate Mr. MCKEAN and his dog, Lexi.

The RCMP would like to speak to anyone who saw Mr. MCKEAN and Lexi on Monday October 9 and want to remind the public to remain vigilant if they are in the Alpine Subdivision of Whistler for any sign or clues of Mr. MCKEAN.

Robert McKean

He was wearing:

Whistler RCMP will continue to investigate this matter vigorously and additional search efforts are planned in an effort to locate Robert.


Released by:

S/Sgt. Sascha Banks
Senior Operations NCO
Sea to Sky RCMP (Whistler)
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC
Office: 604-932-3044
Cell: 604-389-8391


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