Police and search and rescue teams have been searching round the clock for a man who went missing from a mental health facility in Saanich earlier this month.
Investigators with Saanich Police say they have involved PEMO (Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization) Search and Rescue in the search for 34-year-old Sean Hart who unexpectedly left the Seven Oaks Tertiary Mental Health Facility on November 6 and has not been seen since.
Police say Hart has been the subject of missing persons before but he was either found or returned by himself within a few days.
This time, he has not been seen in almost three weeks, and investigators have not been able to find him despite tips from the public.
His mother, Penny Hart, has flown to Victoria from Calgary to help look for her son.
“His family is very concerned for his well-being and we are working with them as well as
additional resources to make every effort possible to locate Sean,” said Cst. Markus Anastasiades in a statement.
“We would like to thank the public for the tips we have received thus far, and we hope that this release creates even more awareness to help find Sean and bring him home safely.”
Hart is described as a white man standing 5’7″ tall, weighing 130 lbs, and has blue eyes and long, curly brown hair.
He was last seen wearing black clothing and wearing a white mask.
Police say he will need immediate medical attention as he lives with schizophrenia and has not received his medication.
Anyone who sees Hart is asked to not approach him and call 911 while keeping an eye on him.