(Cortney Latoski/Photo by Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP and Search and Rescue teams are searching for a 51-year-old man who went missing on Tuesday.

Cortney Latoski was last seen at approximately 11:30 am, at the Southgate Mall, on Tuesday October 15th.

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Latoski is an avid hiker, known to hike for several hours, and has MS. His family became worried when he did not return to his residence by 3 p.m. yesterday and searched for him for several hours before contacting police.

Latoski’s hikes are usually in the area of Maki Road, including the area of the Living Forest Campground and the surrounding forest.

(Cortney Latoski/Facebook)

Nanaimo Search and Rescue commenced their search at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday until 2 a.m. with no success. They continued their search at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Latoski is described as a slim, Caucasian man who stands 5’11” tall. He is believed to be wearing a black quilted jacket, acid washed jeans and new white runners.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 immediately, and those with information on his whereabouts are asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.