Second male missing from Nakusp area

RCMP is requesting public help in locating 71-year-old Kyung Chun of Burnaby, who went missing while picking mushrooms south of Nakusp.

The RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating another male who has gone missing near Nakusp.

On Thursday, Sept. 19 RCMP were notified by some campers in the Fostal area of a van that appeared to be stuck and had not moved for approximately five days. Fostal is located approximately 25 kilometres south of Nakusp after crossing the Arrow Park Ferry.

The van was located a further hour’s drive into the bush area where a base camp had been established. Police determined the van belonged to 71-year-old Kyung Chun of Burnaby.

His family advised Chun had left with another male, presumably to go mushroom picking. Unfortunately, no destination was provided to his family. The other male has been in contact with the family stating Chun had left the van to pick mushrooms and not returned.

He stayed for an additional length of time, then managed to make it to the highway where he hitch-hiked to Revelstoke. Unfortunately, the male did not report it to the police at the time and made has way back to the lower mainland. Police will be speaking to this individual to gather additional information. Search and rescue conducted a cursory search on Thursday and will be conducting a more thorough search which began Friday morning.

Chun does suffer from some health concerns and requires medication. Police are concerned for his health as the result of being outside for a week.

Anyone who may have seen Chun is asked to contacted their local RCMP office.

 

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