RCMP report Peter Arends who went missing near Nakusp was found Friday afternoon.

Missing Nakusp senior found

The 77-year-old man who went missing in the Nakusp area Thursday was found yesterday.

The 77-year-old man who went missing in the Nakusp area Thursday was found yesterday.

“Peter Arends has been located safe and sound,” said RCMP’s Sgt. Darryl Little.

Arends had travelled to the Revelstoke side of the Arrow Lakes and his truck broke down near Odin Mountain.

“He slept in his vehicle overnight and walked out to the highway,” said Little.

Arends left his home at 8 a.m. on Thursday morning to check on a cabin for a friend and then go mushroom picking. He didn’t return home and was without his medications and not prepared to spend the night outdoors.

A search began Thursday evening and went well into the wee hours of Friday before it was called off.

Friday, the search continued with help of helicopters as Arends made his way to the highway. He hitchhiked to return to the ferry and was in some distress when found.

An ambulance was called which transported him to Revelstoke hospital where he was treated and released.

RCMP call this “good news for all on Friday the 13th.”

 

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