UPDATE WITH PHOTO: RCMP seek public help in locating missing man

77-year-old Peter Arends was reported missing by his wife at 8:30 p.m. Thursday Sept 12.

MISSING: Peter Arends

The Nakusp RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 77-year-old Peter Arends who was reported missing by his wife at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday Sept 12.

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

Arends has some health conditions that require daily medication, which he did not take with him and it is believed he was not prepared to spend the night outdoors.

Search and Rescue was activated and searched a number of the known mushroom picking areas without success last evening and into the early morning hours. The search was suspended at approximately 2:30 a.m. and recommenced this morning with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter.

Arends is described as 6 ft 3 inches tall, weighing 240 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was driving a white 2005 Cheverolet crew cab pickup truck with BC Licence DF1768.

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

* Our apologies for the photo quality; this was what was supplied by RCMP.

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