River search for missing Mount Allison student continues
Christopher Metallic, 20, disappeared on Nov. 25
RCMP divers continued to search the Tantramar River on Tuesday for a missing Mount Allison University student or any clues about his whereabouts.
Christopher Metallic, 20, has not been seen since Nov. 25, following a house party in Sackville.
RCMP, members of the Sackville Fire Department and volunteers with the Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue have braved the frozen river and its banks for three days.
No new information or clues about Metallic, a third-year student, have been located to date, said Cpl. Elise Côté.
Six divers were in the water on Tuesday.
If nothing new is found by the end of the day, Côté expects the active search for Metallic will wrap up.
Any further searches would have to be linked to new information, she said.
Although it's unknown whether Metallic may have ended up in the river, police found flip flops he had been wearing in a nearby wooded area and a person matching his description was also seen walking on the Upper Aboujagne Road the morning he went missing.
Metallic, who is originally from Listuguj First Nation in Quebec, is described as being aboriginal, six feet tall, 180 pounds, with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a shiny bright blue sweater, jeans and flip flops.
Metallic's family is now offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps locate him, according to a post on a Facebook group called Chris Metallic — Please help us bring him home. The family was previously offering $2,000.