Blewett resident Joe Moyer was last seen leaving his Blewett residence at approximately 5 a.m. on June 13. The RCMP and Nelson Search and Rescue have conducted a ground search of the area around his residence

UPDATED: RCMP ask for public’s help to locate missing Blewett man

Nelson RCMP are searching 42-year-old Joe Moyer after he left his home in Blewett early this morning, heading towards the Kootenay Canal.

The Nelson RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Blewett man whom they believe may need medical attention due to mental health issues.

At 5 a.m. Saturday, Joe Moyer, 42, walked away from his family home in the 4000 block of Blewett Rd, near Nelson. Moyer was alone and in the company of his black lab dog and was believed to be heading west towards the Kootenay Canal.

Police ask people not to approach Moyer as it is reported his dog can be defensive on behalf of the owner.

Moyer is described as 185 cm (6’1) 104 kg (230 lbs), with long, grey curly hair, unshaven, wearing grey pants, a black winter type jacket and not wearing any shoes.

The family became concerned when he had not returned later in the morning and called police for assistance just before noon.

Yesterday evening Nelson Search and Rescue and the RCMP conducted a ground search of the area around Moyer’s residence and the Kootenay Canal / Rover Creek area. Friends and family have advised they are conducting their own searches this morning, with the authorities regrouping this afternoon.

The family is concerned because Moyer has not been eating regularly. His condition when last seen was described as “weak”.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance as there are believed to be some mental health issues that require medical attention.  If you see, or have seen this individual please call 911.


Just Posted

Pacific Insight to close in April

The remaining employees at the Nelson automotive manufacturing facility to be laid off

Free naloxone kits, training offered in Nelson

The sessions run Jan. 17 and 24, 1 p.m. at the Salvation Army

Nominations open for Nelson’s Citizen of the Year

Recent winners include Kim Charlesworth and Helen Jameson

Nelson Hydro to increase urban rates 1.5 per cent, rural 2.94 per cent

Much of the increase will go to vegetation management

Leafs add 2 players at KIJHL trade deadline

Nelson also traded defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Body of Canadian miner found after African kidnapping

Kirk Woodman’s body was discovered 100 kilometres from the site where he worked for Progress Mineral Mining Company in Burkina Faso

Study finds more than half of food produced in Canada wasted

The study released Thursday is the world’s first to measure food waste using data from industry and other sources instead of estimates

Snowed-in Austrian nuns insist they’re staying put

Authorities have deployed heavy equipment to clear snow and fallen trees blocking the road to the monastery

Chiasson nets shootout winner as Oilers edge Canucks 3-2

Edmonton moves one point ahead of Vancouver

B.C. chief says they didn’t give up rights for gas pipeline to be built

Hereditary chief: no elected band council or Crown authority has jurisdiction over Wet’suwet’en land

Condo rental bans may be on way out with B.C. empty home tax

Many exemptions to tax, but annual declarations required

UPDATE: B.C. boy, aunt missing for three days

The pair are missing from Kamloops

Daredevil changes game plan to jump broken White Rock pier

Brooke Colby tells council daredevil event would help boost waterfront business

Most Read