Kayaker Missing in Nass Valley Believed to be Belgian Tourist

John Crawford
09/06/2019

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[PHOTO:   Romain Quénéhen. © Facebook]

It appears a man believed missing in the Nass River Valley south of Bell Irving may be a Belgian tourist.

The sister of 28-year-old Romain Quénéhen has issued an appeal on social media for tips as to his whereabouts, saying the last time he had contact with family was on August 26th, when he left Kitimat.

He'd planned to drive to Alaska along Highway 37, but has not been heard from since.

His sister describes him as a very experienced kayaker who was making his second trip to Alaska when he disappeared.

Stewart RCMP were called after a helicopter work crew spotted an empty kayak and backpack floating in the Nass River, south of the Bell Irving Bridge, on Wednesday August 28th.

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[PHOTOS ABOVE:    Terrace Search and Rescue]


Members of Terrace Search and Rescue were able to eventually recover both items -- and a white GMC crew cab pick-up, associated with the missing kayaker, was found a little later. (See photo below).

The search was suspended when no sign of the missing man was found.


[PHOTOS BELOW:   Romain Quénéhen. © Facebook]

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