Two men who had planned to live in the Yukon backcountry over the winter are now considered missing and the RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating them.
Evan Russell and Mitchell Fichten, both 28, left Faro in late October 2021 and headed into the Yukon wilderness, RCMP said in a news release Wednesday.
Their plan was to live in the outback during the winter months.
Police believe the pair may have gone boating on the River Pelly.
“When they left, they had a wall tent, gear and supplies and intended to live in the wilderness for the winter months. Their exact destination in the Yukon wilderness is uncertain,” says the press release.
Russell and Fichten were reported missing on June 14 by their families, who had not heard from either of them since the day they left.
Russell is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is six feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. In October 2021, he had a full beard.
Fichten is described as a Caucasian male with brown hair and green eyes, 1.50 meters tall and weighing approximately 182 pounds. In October 2021, he was clean-shaven.
“Anyone with information that can help confirm their safety and well-being is encouraged to contact the police,” the statement said.