Merritt RCMP, in partnership with the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU), have resumed the search for Ben Tyner.

Crews are currently scouring Nicola Ranch, where the cowboy was the manager since November, for clues.

“Now that the snow has melted, the search for Mr.Tyner is resuming today,”  Sgt. Janelle Shoihet wrote to the Herald in an email. She added there is no new information to report in relation to the investigation.

“It remains active and ongoing and a priority for both the Southeast District Major Crime Unit and the Merritt Detachment,” she said.

Tyner was reported missing to the Merritt RCMP on Jan. 28, after his riderless horse was found in the backcountry.

Following his disappearance, more than a dozen search and rescue teams, RCMP, air services, police dogs, drones and volunteers on foot in vehicles, on snowmobiles, on horseback, in helicopters, horseback riders, helicopters scoured the region, but there’s still no sign of the rancher.