Ben Tyner, 32. Missing ranch hand from Merritt, BCMerritt, BC, Canada
Police and search and rescue volunteers in Merritt continue to search for missing cowboy who has now been identified as 32-year-old Ben Tyner.
Volunteers from across the province have offered assistance in the search after a riderless horse was found Monday afternoon by loggers in the area.
Local ranchers retrieved the horse and were able to identify its owner, a 32-year-old local ranch hand who had been on his days off.
Tyner, was last seen Saturday at 2 p.m., but it’s not known when he rode into the backcountry.
Search efforts are being co-ordinated by Nicola Valley Search and Rescue with assistance from SAR members from Kamloops, the Central Okanagan, Shuswap, Penticton, Princeton, Logan Lake, Chilliwack and Surrey.