UPDATED: Search continues for missing person
RCMP said that Search & Rescue personnel (SAR) continued efforts until 10 p.m. on Thursday August 4, 2022 in hopes of locating 30-year-old Harsha Paladugu.
Paladugu reported missing on August 2, was last seen on July 27, 2022.
SAR and RCMP located numerous items that belong to Paladugu, yet he remains missing.
During the morning of August 5, 2022, RCMP Air Services took part in search efforts and SAR is set to resume a ground search on August 6, 2022.
If anyone has information about Paladugu, or where he might be, contact the Salmo RCMP at (250) 357-2212.
MISSING: Salmo police seek whereabouts of Harsha Paladugu
The Salmo RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a missing person, Harsha Paladugu, who has not been seen or heard from since July 27, 2022 after he had attended the Shambhala Music Festival outside of Salmo, B.C.
Harsha was supposed to visit a friend in Toronto following the event but has not yet arrived.
The investigation has determined that Harsha flew from California, USA, to Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. He stayed with a friend, and left the next morning to attend Shambhala through a ride share.
There was a report of a possible sighting of Harsha a week later on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 sitting on Hwy 3 and 6 beside a suitcase. This suitcase, turned over to police, has been determined to belong to Harsha.
There was also a report of an East Indian male running through yards in Salmo on July 27 at 6:38 p.m. and it is believed to be Harsha, however this has not been confirmed.
There have been no further reported sightings of Harsha and his current whereabouts are unknown.
Harsha Paladugu is described a
- East Indian male
- 30 years old
- 5’ 10
- 200 lbs
- Black hair
If you have any information about Harsha Paladugu, or where he might be, contact the Salmo RCMP at 250 357-2212.