(Photo by Nanaimo RCMP)

UPDATE: Rebecca Wilchynski has been located and is safe.

Earlier: Nanaimo RCMP are seeking public assistance in their search for missing 15-year-old, Rebecca Wilchynski.

Wilchynski has not been seen since 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21st, and her caregivers are extremely concerned for her safety and well being.

She is described as a Caucasian female standing 5’3″, weighs 120 lbs and was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey sweat pants, and carrying a multi-coloured Billabong backpack.

Her hair is worn long and dyed blue-green.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.