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UPDATE: 79-year-old man on camping trip located safe and sound

RCMP asked for help finding senior travelling with his dog in a camper van
(Submitted photo)

UPDATE: The 79-year-old who had been missing has been located safe and sound, say Nanaimo RCMP.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: A man thought to be headed north from Nanaimo on a camping trip has been reported missing.

According to a press release, Nanaimo RCMP said it seeks the public’s help finding a 79-year-old who hasn’t been seen since July 25. He told his family he would go to Campbell River, followed by Gold River and then to Port Hardy. His family stated he usually goes between four and five days, but has never been gone this long. They are extremely worried for his safety and well-being, the press release said.

He was travelling in a white Dodge camping van with his tan and black Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. He is known to hike along trails with his dog and if possible, avoids crowds and campgrounds, the press release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, citing file No. 2022-26644.

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Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance locating a senior who has not been seen since July 25. He was thought to be travelling up Island on a camping trip. (Submitted photo)

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