Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Ethan Sampson, who was last seen in the waters of the Cowichan River on Thursday night.

According to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, the 28-year-old male was last seen on January 30th, at 10:40 p.m. on Quamichan Road West in the waters of the Cowichan River.

Due to the dangerous waters, the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, Cowichan Search and Rescue (SAR) and North Cowichan Fire Department were all called to assist in locating Sampson.

The community and SAR have been assisting the RCMP throughout the night and continue to search utilizing all avenues available at this time.

Sampson is described as:

  • First Nations male
  • Approximately 5 foot 6 inches
  • Between 120-150 pounds
  • Slender build
  • Last seen wearing rolled-up jeans

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at cowichancrimestoppers.com to leave a secure tip online, or call 1-800-222-8477.

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