Monday, May 30, 2005

David Koch Missing in Vancouver

Shel Israel

David Koch, is missing on a mountain in Canada, and we need to publicize his situation so the search effort continues. I don't know if this process will work, but perhaps the blogosphere can help. Dave's the associate publisher on DMReview, a Thomson/SourceMedia publication. He drove north from Seattle last Wednesday 5/25, stopping in the late afternoon to take a tram up a mountain near Vancouver that he and his wife had visited years before. Apparently he missed the tram back, and attempted to hike down. He hasn't been heard from since.

All our prayers for the safe deliverance of David Koch.


Anonymous said...

Sadly, the North Vancouver RCMP advises they have found the body of David Koch. Body found in a gully under debris. Looks like he went to look out over a cliff, slipped and fell into a gully. His family has been notified. May he rest in peace.

VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - RCMP confirm the body of missing American David Koch has been found on the North Shore.
He was last seen on Grouse Mountain the night of May 25th.

Constable John Macadam speaks for the North Vancouver RCMP.

"....... We this afternoon received a tip from an anonymous hiker that he may have recovered the body of Mr. Koch and...... Four of our members attended to the scene this afternoon and hiked to this area....and we have recovered the body of Mr Koch and the family has been notified and the body is being airlifted out as we speak"

Macadam has more information on where the body was found.

"......... I believe it's roughly 650 metres east of the Bluffs Trail is I believe the name of the trail in quite a precarious spot"

RCMP and search and rescue officials will have more information this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

NORTH VANCOUVER(CKNW/AM980) - David Koch's family is offering its thanks as relatives deal with the tragedy.
Family members have issued a statement and at the top are thanks to those involved in the search - from the North Shore Search and Rescue to the RCMP, as well as Washington State Park Rangers and the people of North vVancouver and the Lower Mainland.

The media is also thanked for its help.

The family says it wishes now to grieve in private and hopes everyone understands this deeply personal tragedy.