A man last seen in July on the Coldstream portion of the Okanagan Rail Trail has been found safe. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE: Missing man last seen on Coldstream’s Okanagan Rail Trail in July found safe

Police thank public for help in locating missing man

  • Sep. 2, 2021 12:00 a.m.


Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP say the missing man has been found safe and well, and they thank the public for their help.


Police are looking for a missing 27-year-old man who was last seen walking the Okanagan Rail Trail more than a month ago.

Brandon Lee Simpson (a.k.a. Houle) was last seen July 24 in Coldstream wearing a green hoodie, shorts and carrying a black backpack.

Simpson’s family hasn’t heard from the 5-11, Caucasian man with a slim build, shoulder-length black hair, brown eyes and facial hair since then.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP are concerned for his well being as his family says it’s out of character to be out of touch for this long.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Brandon Simpson is urged to contact their local police, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.

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