DAWSON CREEK -- A search is being conducted this weekend in an effort to locate a missing 14-year-old boy who went missing from Dawson Creek nearly eight years ago.

The family of Denny Poole, who would be 23 years old in 2024, will be hosting the search along the Kiskatinaw Bridge beginning at noon on Sunday June 9th.

The family is inviting anyone in the community who is interested in helping with the search to attend.

Denny Poole was attempting to walk from Dawson Creek to Fort St. John with a friend at the time of his disappearance on March 12th, 2016, when the pair were separated while travelling up the Old Alaska Highway.

Patrols conducted during the time of the disappearance turned up one of the boys, who was found walking back to Dawson Creek, but Poole never returned.

The renewed search comes on the heels of the discovery of Renee Didder’s body along the Kiskatinaw River by an industrial worker conducting water samples late last month.

Denny Poole is described at the time of his disappearance as:

  •  Aboriginal
  •  15 years old at the time he went missing
  •  Approximately 130 lbs
  •  Between 5’6 and 6’ tall
  •  Black hair that was short and long in the front

He was last seen wearing size 10 men’s Osiris high top shoes (purple, green, blue and black), blue jeans, a grey hoody with the letters ‘DC’ on the front, and a black flat brimmed hat.

The ongoing investigation remains active with the Dawson Creek RCMP who continue to follow up on leads and existing file information.

Multiple resources have been utilized including, the RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Air Support services, Search and Rescue, and multiple local community assistance.

Anyone with information on Poole’s location or his disappearance is requested to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.