(Missing Shaylee Smith/VicPD)

Victoria Police is seeking public assistance in their search for missing teen, Shaylee Smith.

The 18-year-old girl is deemed ‘high risk’ after she was last seen in Esquimalt on September 8.

Police believe Smith may have been travelling to a beach area or the downtown core of Victoria.

According to their statement, her family is extremely concerned for her well being and police are working to locate her.

Smith is described as slim Caucasian girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes, standing 5’7″ tall and weighing 120 lbs.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911. Anyone with information on here whereabouts is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654 and press #1 to speak with the report desk.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.