(Saanich Police)


Henry Kitchell was found last night and is now safe.

According to Saanich Police, Kitchell became lost while hiking in the Campbell River area.

He is a bit tired but looking forward to returning to his home.

Police say that the pictures of Kitchell that were shared online were instrumental in locating him.

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Saanich Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing camper who failed to return home from a trip on Friday, October 21st.

Henry (Hank) Kitchell is a 61-year-old man who ventured out on a camping trip by himself on Tuesday, October 18th. He was supposed to return home last Friday.

His plan was to camp at Fairy Lake near Port Renfrew on the first night before heading into Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park. 

Investigators say they do not know if he made it to Fairy Lake on Tuesday.

Kitchell is described as a Caucasian man standing 6’2″ tall, with a slim build, short grey beard and wearing glasses. He was last seen wearing a red rain jacket, blue jeans, a black ball camp and hiking boots.

The provided photos of Kitchell and his camper are recent:

(Saanich Police)
(Saanich Police)

“The family is very concerned for his well-being and this is extremely out of character for Mr. Kitchell, who has camping experience and researched the area before he left,” said Constable Markus Anastasiades. 

“We are hoping that someone has either seen Mr. Kitchell or his vehicle and camper over the weekend as we have not had any sightings of either since he left for his trip last Tuesday.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.

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