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Search continues for teen missing from B.C. Peace

RCMP in Dawson Creek are trying to establish a timeline of the last 24 hours before a local teen went missing. 15 year old Denny Poole was last seen on March 12 around 7:30 p.m. At the time he was on the hill on the south side of the Kiskatinaw River Bridge on Highway 97 between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John.

He hasn’t been in touch with his family since, which is out of character for him, but foul play isn’t suspected. A helicopter has been brought in to look for the teen, along with search and rescue crews. Anyone who was driving along the Highway and may have seen two youths on the side of the road is asked to contact police.

Denny split up with the other youth around 7:30 p.m., and less than half an hour later the second teen called RCMP to report a suspicious occurrence. Mounties say he may have been experiencing a hypothermic delusion, but while on the call, a man travelling between Dawson Creek and Fort St. John stopped to check on him. He spoke with the RCMP dispatcher on the youth’s phone with what sounded like a heavy South Asian accent. Officers are hoping that person can be identified or will come forward to help.

Denny is described as First Nations, approximately 5’7″, and weighs between 120 and 130 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes and was least seen wearing a grey DGK sweater with red lettering, black jeans, and Osirus running shoes. He was also carrying a black backpack.

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Anyone with information on his disappearance is asked to contact RCMP. People who live in the area are also asked to check their property and outbuildings in case he has taken refuge there.

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