RCMP asking for help in abandoned campsite case

Beaver Creek RCMP is asking for the public's help after a tent and belongings were discovered abandoned 20 km north of Burwash landing, in the Burwash Creek/Tatamagouche Creek area.

Beaver Creek RCMP is asking for the public’s help after a tent and belongings were discovered abandoned 20 km north of Burwash landing, in the Burwash Creek/Tatamagouche Creek area.

The RCMP was tipped off by a local miner who said the tent appeared to not have been disturbed for about a week.

Only one dark blue sleeping bag was discovered and Beaver Creek RCMP say they suspect only one person was at that camp site, though they couldn’t confirm it definitively.

Inside the tent police found cans of food, bottles of wine, a blue jacket with reflective stripes and gloves.

All those items were completely soaked when the RCMP came upon the site, because of the rain.

The tent is beige with a red half fly.

The road to and from the campsite is not difficult, Beaver Creek RCMP said.

“When we found equipment in the past, it was either scrap or related to someone missing,” Cpl. Kim MacKellar said.

Except nobody’s been missing in that area, he added, which makes for such a bizarre case.

The RCMP is asking for the public help, looking for any hitchhikers, campers or backpackers who were in the area between July 7 and July 27. They want to determine if anybody is missing or whether the owners plan to return to pick up their belongings.

Anybody with information can contact Beaver Creek RCMP at (867) 862-2677

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