Wednesday, June 12, 2024

RCMP searching for missing 79-year-old Nanaimo man who set out with his camper last week (UPDATED)


UPDATE: According to Nanaimo RCMP, Roy Olson has been located and is safe.

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Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 79-year-old man. 

Roy Olson left Nanaimo driving his white Dodge camper van with BC plates MN743L on July 25th and has not been heard from since. 

(Olson’s camper van)

Before leaving, Olson told his family he was going to travel to Campbell River, Gold River and then make his way to Port Hardy. 

According to his family, he normally leaves for 4-5 days. However, they are extremely worried for his safety and well-being as he never has been gone this long. 

Olson does not have a cell phone and likes to hike along trails with his tan and black Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. 

According to his family, when possible, Olson prefers to avoid crowds and campgrounds. 

Anyone with information on Roy Olson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.

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