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Extensive ground search underway for Marshal Iwaasa in remote B.C. area

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Lethbridge Police, along with RCMP in B.C. have now started an exhaustive search for Marshal Iwaasa.

The 26 year old man was last seen in Lethbridge in late November after visiting his family in the city.

He was supposed to have gone back up to Calgary, however his burned out pick-up truck was found a week later, hundreds of kilometers away north of Squamish, BC.

LPS as well as Pemberton RCMP are now searching the remote and mountainous area were Iwaasa’s truck was found. A search helicopter and ATVs are being used to navigate the terrain.

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There has been no evidence of foul play in his disappearance, however police have always considered the case suspicious.

To date, Lethbridge Police say there have been numerous reported sightings of Iwaasa in many jurisdictions throughout Canada – often at the same time. Every tip has been followed up and every tip with enough information that could be corroborated has proven not to be Iwaasa.

Police will provide more information once the search is complete on Thursday (June 25).

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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