UPDATE: As of 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14 Barry Lanton was found alive and well by emergency services. He is now in the company and the care of his family and loved ones.
100 Mile RCMP is grateful for the efforts of our local SAR Teams, the BC Conservation Service, RCMP Air Services, RCMP Police Dog Services and all local first responders who assisted in the search. Without them, this outcome would not have occurred.
UPDATE: While Search and Rescue appreciates the sentiment, at this time they do not need public help physically looking for the man and would like to ask the public to avoid the area and call the RCMP if they have any pertinent information.
ORGINAL STORY: The 100 Mile House RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing person who has not been seen since Aug. 12.
Barry Lannon, 73, was reported missing at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday after wandering away from his residence on Bryce Road in the community of Forest Grove. The area around the property consists of dirt roads and forest. Lannon, who suffers from dementia, was last seen by family at approximately 4 p.m.
He is described as Caucasian male, 5′ 10 tall, 170 lbs, with green eyes and grey hair. He was last seen wearing a grey short-sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans, blue vest and hiking shoes. He is in good physical health and an avid walker.
The police are asking the public to stay away from the area Lannon was last seen as it may hinder the search efforts. If search officials require further resources from the public, a request will be issued with information on where to meet.
Anyone with information about Lannon, or his whereabouts, is asked to contact the 100 Mile House RCMP at 250-395-2456 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.