Prince Rupert RCMP locate the body of deceased Terrace man in Union Inlet

Prince Rupert RCMP located the body of a deceased Terrace-area man in Union Inlet over the weekend.

On July 20th, 2012 at approximately 9:19 AM members of the RCMP West Coast Marine Services and Canadian Coast Guard responded to a report of a deceased man being located in Union Inlet along with a partially submerged vessel.

Upon arrival at the scene police located a partially submerged vessel and the body of a deceased man.  This man was identified at Wolfgang Weidner of Terrace, British Columbia. In speaking with Mr. Weidner’s friends it appears as though he set out on a two to three day fishing trip to the area in which he was located, and was expected to return the previous night.

“It is with great sadness that we are having to inform the public of this incident, and our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic event”, stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“At this stage of the investigation it appears as though Mr. Weidner was the sole occupant in the vessel and no foul play is suspected”.

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP are asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to an arrest.  We don’t want your name, just your information.

Just Posted

Rampage beat Ice Demons at home

Prince Rupert scored a late goal to win 3-2

Friends, Facebook and fundraising

Ellen Christinson started an auction on Facebook to help cancer-striken friend Cody

Highway 16 closed in both directions due to avalanche hazard

BC Highways is closing the highway between Prince Rupert and Terrace starting at 7 p.m.

2017 Kaien Island Craft Fair highlights

One hundred tables displayed the arts and crafts of the local community.

Rainmakers win volleyball zones

The CHSS senior girls volleyball team beat smithers in three tight games

2017 Kaien Island Craft Fair highlights

One hundred tables displayed the arts and crafts of the local community.

CONTEST: Send us your Hammy photos to win a free T-shirt

Submit your best Hammy the deer photo by Nov. 30 to be entered to win

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Most Read