Whistler Member Toby Salin Found Dead - The Man Loved By So Many People
The British Columbia Search and Rescue Association said Sunday that a member of the Whistler Search and Rescue Society who had been missing since Thursday had been found dead.
Whistler member Toby Salin found dead on Sunday.
Toby Salin was last seen in Pemberton on Thursday morning. His disappearance caused many agencies to look for him, and the search and rescue community came together to help.
According to the BCSARA in a Facebook post-Sunday:
It is with a very heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Whistler SAR member, Toby Salin.
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A 51-year-old member of the Whistler Search and Rescue Society, Salin is said to be 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has short blonde hair and blue eyes.
He has been with Whistler Search and Rescue for eight years. The last time anyone saw him was Thursday. The president of the group told CBC News that Salin had died.
Brad Sills said in an interview on Sunday that Toby was a loved member of the Whistler Search and Rescue family. "He was good at skiing and riding snowmobiles".
Toby Salin's Disappearance
Sills had said before that Salin's disappearance was not out of character because he was probably “scoping out his next big adventure in the mountains he loves so much.”
People have said that Salin loves being outside and has a lot of skills, such as skiing, mountain biking, and driving a snowmobile.
On Friday, the Pemberton RCMP put out a missing person alert for Toby Salin. They said he hadn't been seen since the morning before (June 16). Later, his 2021 black Chevrolet Crewcab was found southeast of Pemberton off West Lillooet Lake Road near the In-SHUCK-ch forest service road.
Salin's truck was later found off West Lillooet Lake Road near the In-SHUCK-ch Forest Service Road south of Pemberton. Crews searched the Lower Lillooet River's shoreline and river obstacles on Saturday, but they didn't find any sign of him.
Final Searching For Toby Salin
Global News tried to get a comment from the Pemberton RCMP but had not heard back by the time the story was published.
Police say that Salin had been missing for three days, so they tried many different things to find him in the backcountry around Pemberton. But the member of the Whistler Search and Rescue Society has been found dead, three days after he was last seen.
This news comes after a thorough search of the area with dogs, helicopters, the RCMP, and other tools.
Cause Of Death
According to sources, they still don't know what happened when Salin died. Pemberton RCMP has been asked for comment by Black Press Media.
Dwight Yochim, the senior manager of BCSARA, told CTV News on Saturday that members are used to being called out to look for missing people, but the search for Salin was emotional for the close-knit group of volunteers.
Watch this video to learn more about his profession:
Inside Whistler’s Search and Rescue
Memories Of The Deeply Loved Guy
Just a great guy, a real hard worker — wouldn't give up, even when the weather was really bad.
He worked diligently on almost the tasks we've had since that time," "It's just really sad and we're just going to miss him a lot.
Our hearts are heavy with this sad news. We will miss you Toby and never forget you and your unwavering support as a volunteer and member. Rest In Peace. Our deepest condolences to your family, friends and colleagues and all who knew you.
It is with a very heavy heart that we confirm the passing of Whistler SAR member, Toby Salin. Toby will be remembered for his strong commitment to [search and rescue], his incredible work ethic and dry sense of humour. He will be missed by many.
According to some of the sources, this man is deeply loved by many because of his good character and how he interacted with every person.
Toby Salin's body was found. He was a great guy, and many people admired him for his great sense of humor and attitude. He will be missed. We care very much about Toby Salin's family and want them to know how much we care. We hope that the family he left behind gets well soon.
There will be some information about this news that will be put out there. At least for now, we can have peace knowing that the answer has already been given. We hope that the real reason Toby Salin died will also be found.