Vernon and North Okanagan News
Mushroom picker missing in Nakusp
The RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a male who has gone missing near Nakusp.
On Thursday the RCMP were notified by some campers in the Fosthall area of a van that appeared to be stuck and had not moved for about five days. Fosthall is located approximately 25 kilometers north of Nakusp after crossing the Arrow Park Ferry.
The van was located a further one hour drive into the bush area where a base camp had been established.
Police have since determined the van belonged to 71-year-old Kyung Chun of Burnaby.
His family advised Chun had left with another male, presumably to go mushroom picking. Unfortunately, no destination was provided to his family.
The other male has been in contact with the family stating Chun had left the van to pick mushrooms and not returned.
He stayed for an additional length of time then managed to make it to the highway where he hitch-hiked to Revelstoke.
Unfortunately, the male did not report it to the police at the time and made has way back to the Lower Mainland.
Police will be speaking to this individual to gather additional information.
Search and rescue conducted a cursory search on Thursday.
Mr, Chun does suffer from some health concerns and requires medication.
Police are concerned for his health as the result of being outside for a week.
Anyone who may have seen Mr, Chun is asked to contacted their local RCMP office.
He is described as:
- Non-white 71 yrs old male
- Black hair brown eyes
- Height: 170cm
- Weight: 60kg
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