RCMP are currently looking for a 75-year-old Parksville man that walked away from a residence on Manhattan Way in North Nanaimo on Monday.

Wayne Strilesky is described as 5’8″, 155 lbs., with sandy hair and a mustache. He was last seen at around 3:00 p.m.

He was wearing a red jacket (the one in the attached photo), a dark blue jeans, a black Canada hat with a maple leaf on it, and white runners.

Strilesky went into a forested area near the house he was visiting, and did not come back.

He suffers from severe dementia, and is hard of hearing. As a result, he may be disoriented or hard to understand. He has other medical conditions, and his family is very concerned for his well-being.

Search and Rescue and Police Dog Services are assisting with the search.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking anyone in the area to watch for Wayne Strilesky, and to immediately call 9-1-1 if you see him. You can also contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.