Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On May 7, 2007, 52 year old Darreld Rayner of Lake Cowichan went missing while walking his dog. Mr Rayner was last seen
at approximately 8:30 AM walking along Fairservice Main logging road, approximately 3 kilometers from his home. He was
very familiar with the area, hikes often and is not known to have any health issues prior to his departure from his home.
An extensive search was conducted that afternoon by RCMP and local Search and Rescue crews, with the assistance of family
and volunteers. Mr Rayner's dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, was found that night by searchers, as was a coffee cup belonging
to Mr. Rayner. The intensive search covered every square meter of the area, and included the use of tracking dogs and
helicopters. The search went on for several days, and over 3400 search hours were expended. After the official search ended,
the family and other volunteers continued to search for Mr. Rayner in the area south of Lake Cowichan for several more months,
never giving up hope Rayner would be found. Police are hopeful appeals to the public will lead to new information which will
answer the questions about what happened to Mr. Rayner on that day in May of 2007.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Lake Cowichan RCMP
Investigator Name: Darren A. Lagan, Cpl.
(250)380-6174 or 1 (800) 222-8477
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