The disappearance of an Abbotsford man last week has prompted a request for public assistance from Mounties in Chilliwack and deep concern from the man’s friends.
Bhagatpreet (Preet) Singh Khangura was last seen April 3 at the Earl’s restaurant in Chilliwack, according to a friend’s Facebook posting. His truck, a black 2014 F-350 was found parked near the Fraser River off the Yale Road West exit.
Khangura, 29, is South Asian, 188 cm (6’2”), 100 kg (221 lbs) with black hair and brown eyes.
Mounties say they and Khangura’s family are very concerned for the missing man’s well-being and believe he may be in need of medical attention.
Friend Amrit Saggu said extensive search efforts have been made since Khangura’s disappearance with no result. More than a dozen search and rescue personnel scoured the area where Khangura’s truck was found, several boats have canvassed the river looking for any sign of the missing man, and K-9 and helicopter units have also been deployed.
Saggu said Khangura has no criminal history. “This is not gang-related at all,” he posted online. “He is my childhood friend. He’s never been involved in any illegal activity or drugs. He’s worked very hard and honest since we shared our first paper route together.”