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RCMP in northeastern British Columbia say a road flagger working alone on a remote stretch of road fought off an abduction attempt.

A news release says the woman was directing traffic on Highway 29 west of Fort St. John on Sunday, when a van pulled up and a man opened the rear doors and tried to pull her in.

The victim says she struggled with the stranger before he jumped back in the van and drove west.

Officers from several northeastern B.C. detachments are searching for the vehicle, described as dark blue with silver striping, chrome on the front grille and barn-style rear doors.

The suspect is described as Caucasian and about 5 foot 9.

Sergeant Joelle LaChance with the Fort St. John RCMP says anyone who has seen the van should contact police.

Investigators are also appealing for any dash cam footage that could help them track the vehicle and driver.

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