Authorities in British Columbia have suspended the search for a missing hiker from Ohio

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio - Authorities in British Columbia have suspended the search for a missing hiker from North Ridgeville, Ohio.

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.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said they have completed extensive ground and air searches in the area where they believed Sill to be located. The search has been suspended until any new information comes forward that might indicate somewhere new to look, but Sill is still listed as an active missing persons case.

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.

Search and rescue crews searched the area using police dogs and several volunteers, 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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