Area residents are being asked to check their properties, including outbuildings and parked vehicles in an effort to located a missing senior.
On May 10 at 3:29 p.m., Salmon Arm RCMP received a report that 70-year-old Christopher Allbury had not been seen since May 6 at 1:30 a.m. after being dropped off at his care home.
Allbury, who suffers from mental health issues and dementia, is described as being 6’ 1″ tall, weighing 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing pyjama bottoms and a shirt of unknown description.
A team of about 10 Shuswap Search and Rescue (SAR) members were combing an area in the vicinity of Allbury’s McGuire Lodge home, along the CP Rail tracks and Shuswap Lake foreshore Tuesday night.
SAR search manager Tara Stanley says a team were out helping the RCMP again Wednesday evening.
Stanley said she’s hoping that getting the word out to the public will help in locating Allbury.
Anyone who sees Allbury is asked to call police immediately.