UPDATE: According to family, missing couple, Helmy Sherif and Nadia Elkouni,  have been located and are safe. A helicopter has been called in to pick the duo up.

— earlier:

Lake Cowichan RCMP are seeking public’s help in locating a pair of missing Victoria residents.

According to RCMP, Helmy Sherif and Nadia Elkouni were last seen at approximately 5:30p.m. on July 20th, in the Honeymoon Bay area of Lake Cowichan.

The couple were traveling in their black 2014 Toyota Corolla with Alberta licence plate number BKX0192.

Helmy Sherif is described as:

• Caucasian man
• 82 years old
• 5 feet 7 inches
• 155 lbs
• grey hair
• grey mustache
• brown eyes

Nadia Elkouni is described as:

• caucasian woman
• 72 years old
• 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
• 220 lbs (99 kg)
• brown hair
• blue eyes

Police said they are very concerned for their health and well-being.

They have ruled out foul play at this time.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at (250) 749-6668

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