Friends who helped locate Med Hat fisherman, learn hard lesson

Friends remember the popular Medicine Hat fisherman known as Vlogger John. The 35-year-old’s body was retrieved four days after he went missing, at Lynx Creek in the Crowsnest Pass where he’d been solo fishing.

Rajesh John, his real name, who is a husband and father, had been making his mark in the sport through his own YouTube channel and had his share of fans. But his death has been a sobering reminder to anglers and outdoorsmen alike, to have a buddy system in place and let people know exactly where you’re going. 

John’s friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help get his body back to India where he’ll be buried. There is also a Rajesh John silent auction fundraiser auction that will Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.


Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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