Abbotsford – Last Friday, May 7, Damian Dutrisac from Abbotsford went fishing on the Fraser River with a friend when their boat capsized. No one has been able to find Damian since, and it’s believed he could be anywhere from Chilliwack to Mission, and beyond where the Fraser River and Vedder meet.
So far SAR and RCMP searches have not come up with anything. Another man on board was rescued.
Friends and family continue to look for him and have a major search planned for Wednesday, May 12.
A fundraiser was started to help with expenses related to the search and to help his fiancé through this difficult time.
To view the GoFundMe, please visit: https://ca.gf.me/v/c/rlsm/please-help-bring-damian-dutrisac-home
Damian just got engaged to the love of his life on September 21st 2020. She went out on the water to the exact spot they went in. She has gone up and down that river so many times and is exhausted. Family and friends will not stop searching the river until he is found. We will not give up. Where there is a will there is a way. Him and his fishing partner knew the dangers of fishing on that river but had been out a few days prior and had good success so no one was expecting this to happen.