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GoFundMe launched to aid week-long search for man missing in Youbou


A GoFundMe has been launched to aid in the search for a 38-year-old man who has been missing in the Youbou area since Canada Day.

Dory Marion, the wife of missing man Nicholas Marion, confirmed on social media that her husband remains missing. Cowichan Search and Rescue has called off the search efforts after a week-long large-scale operation.

“Nick is still missing and because there have been no new leads, the search has been called off by SAR,” wrote Dory LaFrance on her Facebook page.

Related: Man goes missing after leaving home in the Youbou area

Nicholas, who was visiting the area for the long weekend, left a residence at 11439 Youbou Road at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30th. He is not familiar with the area and did not have his cell phone, wallet, money, or a jacket with him.

According to Dory, he was last spotted on a trail near the Pine Point campground around 7 p.m. that day.

“I’m scared and desperate to find my sweet, beautiful husband. I’m overwhelmed by the immense amount of support from the RCMP, SAR teams from all over, and the friends, family, and strangers who worked so hard to cover such a large area to find my husband and bring him home safely,” Dory wrote.

A Facebook group is being created to coordinate search efforts, but any tips and possible sightings should be directed to Lake Cowichan RCMP.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the family, allowing them to continue to focus their efforts on searching for Nick.

Nicholas is described as standing 6’0″ tall and weighing 174 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes, and a short black beard. He also has distinguishing tattoos on his neck.

At the time he was last seen, Marion was wearing a black t-shirt, black light jogging pants, and black Nike sneakers, specifically Retro Jordan 11s.

Anyone with information about Nick’s whereabouts or who sees him is asked to call Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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