RCMP seek help in locating missing senior

RCMP are searching for a 77-year-old man reported missing in the Nakusp area.

RCMP are searching for a 77-year-old man reported missing in the Nakusp area.

Peter Arends was last seen by his wife at about 8 a.m. on Thursday when he left home to check on a friend’s cabin near Halcyon Hot Springs then go mushroom picking.

Search and Rescue were called in and they looked for him at a number of known mushroom picking areas without success Thursday evening. At 2:30 a.m. Friday, the search was suspended until the morning.

The man has some health conditions requiring medication which he didn’t take with him and it is believed he was not prepared to spend the night outdoors.

RCMP helicopters were used Friday to further search for the man and police are looking for the public’s assistance.

Arends is six feet three inches tall weighing 240 lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. He was driving a white 2005 Chevy crew cab pickup truck with the BC licence plate DF1768.

Anyone who spots this vehicle or sees Arends is asked to call the Nakusp RCMP at 250-265-3677.

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