Kamloops Search and Rescue end hunt for Sun Peaks man

Kamloops rescue team has stopped active search for a missing 20-year-old in Sun Peaks, but RCMP are continuing to look for Ryan Shtuka.

Police ask for tips about Ryan Shtuka last seen leaving a party early Saturday

Police in Kamloops are looking for 20-year-old Ryan Shtuka. His family is now offering a reward for any information that helps bring him home. (Kamloops RCMP)

Kamloops Search and Rescue has suspended its search for a 20-year-old who went missing in Sun Peaks over the weekend although the RCMP continue an investigation.

The team said Monday on Facebook that 22 members and 74 volunteers worked all day Sunday combing the area with snowmobiles, dogs and drones. 

Meanwhile, the Kamloops RCMP is asking for help from the public in locating Ryan Shtuka.

"We have had the RCMP helicopter out today searching the area as well as we'll still be making patrols with the police dog service so our investigation is still very much ongoing," said Cpl. Jodi Shelkie with the Kamloops RCMP.

Ryan Shtuka was last seen early Saturday morning leaving a party on Burfield Drive to walk to his nearby home.

"We'll keep searching until we have evidence one way or another," Shelkie says.

In a Facebook post, Kamloops Search and Rescue said it will resume if new information is found in the case.

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  • An earlier version of this story provided the incorrect age for Ryan Shtuka.
    Feb 22, 2018 4:24 PM PT