(Timothy Mackness/VicPD)

Saanich Police have taken over the search of a high-risk missing 59-year-old man first being investigated by VicPD last week.

Police are searching for 59-year-old Victoria man Timothy Mackness who was last seen on September 20th and was reported missing on September 26th.

Mackness was last seen near Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich, according to the latest update.

“Initially, the Victoria Police were responsible for this investigation, however as new facts were presented, it was later determined that Mackness was last seen in Saanich,”said Det.-Sgt. Damian Kowalewich of the Saanich Police department.

Police describe Mackness as a Caucasian man, standing 6′ tall, with a slender build. He has blue eyes and brown hair and was last seen wearing hospital-style pants and a blue hoodie.

Under BC’s provincial policing standards, a “high-risk” missing person can be someone whose health or well-being may be in danger due to physical or mental illness, addictions, disability or age.

“The Saanich Police Detective Division now has conduct of this missing person investigation. Detectives are working diligently to locate Mackness. Any help from the public is appreciated,” said Kowalewich.

If you see Timothy Mackness, call 911.

Anyone with information on where he may be is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

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