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UPDATE: Missing man found by hunters after vehicle became stuck near Merritt

(UPDATE: Oct. 13 @ 10:40 am) - John Young has been found and he is safe, police say.

According to the RCMP, Young's vehicle became stuck in the Merritt area and he was eventually found by hunters on Sept. 30.

He was taken to hospital with minor injuries suffered from being out in the elements for a prolonged period.

The Prince George man was reported missing on Sept. 26 while travelling from his home in northern BC to Duncan on Vancouver Island.

At the time, police said he was last seen visiting a friend in Logan Lake.


(UPDATE: Sept. 29 @ 11:40 am) - The RCMP is making a second appeal in 72 hours for help locating a missing Prince George man.

John Young, 67, was travelling alone from his home in Prince George to Duncan on Vancouver Island when he disappeared.

Young, who may go by the name Dave, was last seen when he stopped to visit a friend in Logan Lake.

<who>Photo Credit: RCMP</who>Young's pickup truck in Logan Lake on Sept. 21.

Police said on Tuesday that his last-known location was travelling west on Hwy 97D towards Ashcroft or Merritt, but new information has surfaced on that front.

"Logan Lake RCMP believe that Mr. Young may have mistakenly travelled north from Spences Bridge to Clinton and is still in the Clinton area," explained an RCMP release. "Air and ground search efforts so far have not located Mr. Young or his truck."

Young is described as a 6'0", 190 lbs Caucasian man with blue eyes and grey/balding hair. He's believed to be driving a two-tone green 1994 Ford F-250 with BC plates VJ 8406. The truck has a black front right fender and a green canopy with black overhead racks, police said.

The RCMP noted that Young’s family is “concerned for his well-being,” as it is out of character for him to be out of contact for so long.

Anyone who has seen Young, or his truck, is urged to contact the Logan Lake RCMP at 250-523-6222.

You can also report tips anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


(Original story: Sept. 26 @ 10:25 am) - Police are searching for a man who went missing while travelling from Prince George to Vancouver Island.

According to the RCMP, 67-year-old John David Young is believed to be driving a two-tone, green 1994 Ford F-250 with licence plates VJ8 406.

Travelling alone, he left his home in Prince George and was destined for Duncan, but stopped to visit a friend in Logan Lake.

That was the last place he was seen and his last-known whereabouts was travelling west on Hwy 97D towards Ashcroft or Merritt.

The RCMP did not give any relevant dates to when he was last seen or meant to be travelling.

<who>Photo Credit: RCMP</who>John David Young (left), Young during his travels (top right) and a stock image of the vehicle he's believed to be travelling in (bottom right).

Police provided the following description of Young:

  • Caucasian
  • 6’0”
  • 190 lbs
  • Blue eyes
  • Grey and balding hair

Police said Young’s family is “concerned for his well-being,” as it is out of character for him to be out of contact for so long.

Anyone who has seen Young, or his truck, is urged to contact the Logan Lake RCMP at 250-523-6222.

You can also report tips anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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