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The effort to find missing Courtenay man Michael Gazetas has moved to looking through thousands of images taken from helicopter flights during the search. Photo supplied

Volunteers comb through thousands of photos for missing Courtenay man

Friends of Michael Gazetas are scouring files for a clue to resume official search

The effort to find missing Courtenay man Michael Gazetas has moved to looking through thousands of images taken from helicopter flights during the search. Photo supplied
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue have safely located a 19-year-old man that went missing in Sooke Potholes area Sunday afternoon. (Tim Collins/News Staff)

Search and rescue crews safely locate 19-year-old missing hiker in Sooke Potholes

Juan de Fuca SAR says man split from group while in Empress Mountain area

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue have safely located a 19-year-old man that went missing in Sooke Potholes area Sunday afternoon. (Tim Collins/News Staff)
Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes were on scene earlier this month when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding of the Sooke River. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)

Two Scout leaders found near Sooke

The pair went missing Sunday afternoon

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue manager Kathryn Farr and RCMP Cpl. Joe Holmes were on scene earlier this month when three men were reported missing and later found dead following heavy flooding of the Sooke River. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)
The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called in to help with the successful rescue of a 14-year-old Kelowna snowmobiler who was lost overnight in the Greystokes area of Kelowna. (Contributed)

Teen snowmobiler from Kelowna found after air force’s overnight search

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

The Central Okanagan Search and Rescue were called in to help with the successful rescue of a 14-year-old Kelowna snowmobiler who was lost overnight in the Greystokes area of Kelowna. (Contributed)
Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan

Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

Teen snowmobiler found safe after overnight search in Okanagan
Searl James Smith was last seen one year ago leaving Langley Memorial Hospital. Police remind the public he’s still missing, and ask for assistance in finding the 42-year-old man. (Special to Black Press Media)

Monday marks one-year anniversary of man missing from Langley

42-year-old B.C. man, Searl Smith, was last seen leaving Langley Memorial Hospital on Feb. 17, 2019

  • Feb 17, 2020
Searl James Smith was last seen one year ago leaving Langley Memorial Hospital. Police remind the public he’s still missing, and ask for assistance in finding the 42-year-old man. (Special to Black Press Media)
Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Drone pilots volunteer services to help in search for missing Cowichan man

Ethan Sampson was last seen entering the Cowichan River Jan. 30

Drone operators Shawn Wagar and Jason Wilson of Chemainus joined the search for Ethan Sampson on Wednesday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas has been missing since Jan. 31. Photo supplied

Clue narrows search for Courtenay man to Highway 28 corridor

Gazetas vehicle seen west of Campbell River on the Gold River highway

Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas has been missing since Jan. 31. Photo supplied
RCMP, Search and Rescue waiting for conditions to improve to resume search for missing Duncan man

RCMP, Search and Rescue waiting for conditions to improve to resume search for missing Duncan man

Ethan Sampson was last seen on Jan. 30 in the waters of the Cowichan River

RCMP, Search and Rescue waiting for conditions to improve to resume search for missing Duncan man
Gazetas was seen leaving his home in his red Ford Ranger. Screenshot

Search and rescue waits for defined area for missing Island man

Friends and family raise funds for search to narrow down location of Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas

Gazetas was seen leaving his home in his red Ford Ranger. Screenshot
Frank Woodrow’s wife Susan suffers from dementia and when the BC Sheriff Service arrested her at their house without telling anyone in the family, it sparked a search by RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Family panic sparked after BC Sheriff Service arrests woman with dementia

When 63-year-old’s husband realized she was gone it prompted calls to RCMP and Search and Rescue

Frank Woodrow’s wife Susan suffers from dementia and when the BC Sheriff Service arrested her at their house without telling anyone in the family, it sparked a search by RCMP and Chilliwack Search and Rescue. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)
The public is asked to keep an eye out for a Comox Valley man, Michael Gazetas. Photo supplied

Vancouver Island man is reported missing

The public is asked to be on the lookout for Courtenay’s Michael Gazetas

The public is asked to keep an eye out for a Comox Valley man, Michael Gazetas. Photo supplied
Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen at the Village Green Hotel on Friday, Jan. 24. (Facebook)

Police search for man who went missing from Vernon hotel

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen Friday

Jay Rosenberger, 38, was last seen at the Village Green Hotel on Friday, Jan. 24. (Facebook)
Police are asking the public to help them locate 16-year-old Arianna McKenzie. (Courtesy of VicPD)

VicPD says circumstances around missing teen are ‘high-risk’

Arianna McKenzie last seen in Centennial Square

Police are asking the public to help them locate 16-year-old Arianna McKenzie. (Courtesy of VicPD)
National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives

National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives

Recent cases in Victoria, where the missing person died, fuel support for such a system

  • Nov 1, 2019
National Silver Alerts for missing persons with dementia could save lives
The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in. (RCMP submission)

RCMP searching for missing Victoria residents believed to be in Vancouver area

Easha Rayel, 36, and James Evans, 23, believed to be travelling in blue 2002 BMW 325Ci

The dark blue 2002 BMW 325Ci the pair are believed to be travelling in. (RCMP submission)
Search and Rescue specialists taking a break after a long shift, earlier on Wednesday. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Missing North Saanich man found dead in Horth Hill Park

Paul Hare, 64, had been missing since July 27

Search and Rescue specialists taking a break after a long shift, earlier on Wednesday. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Search and Rescue specialists taking a break and re-hydrating after their shift. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Search and Rescue specialists taking a break and re-hydrating after their shift. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)

Mom of B.C. teen missing for 8 years keeps her memory alive

Eight years ago, the Vanderhoof teenager disappeared, and the RCMP continue to chase leads

Dawn Scott, Maddy’s mother at their house in Vanderhoof, B.C. (Aman Parhar photo)
Michael Dunahee’s disappearance remains the largest probe in Victoria police history

Michael Dunahee’s disappearance remains the largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

Michael Dunahee’s disappearance remains the largest probe in Victoria police history