Rescuers comb British Columbia woods for missing North Ridgeville filmmaker

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - Rescue crews continue to search the forests of British Columbia for a missing North Ridgeville man.

Warren Andrew Sill, a 26-year-old documentary filmmaker, told his friends and family he would be exploring the woods four to five days, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. He was last heard from on July 4.

On July 10, Sill's Pontiac Torrent was found near the entrance of the Whiskey Creek Trail at Gull Creek. Police said it had been abandoned there since July 5.

Sill was in the area working on a documentary on the Kermode bear, or "spirit bear," according to the mounted police. His family told officials that Sill is not an experienced outdoorsman.

"The fact that this young man is not an avid hiker and he is not familiar with this terrain is very concerning," the RCMP said, in a news release. "Our search for Andrew Sill continues as we try to cover as much ground as possible including an aerial search with the assistance of a helicopter."

Search and rescue crews area using police dogs and several volunteers to search the forest, which police called vast, dense and challenging.

"I appreciate all the efforts from the Canadian police, the firefighters and everyone who is volunteering their time to search for him," Warren A. Sill Sr. told NewsChannel5.

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