Nile Sinnes, a missing 18-year-old from Squamish, was found by police officers a short distance from Edmonton, Alta. around 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 28, the Squamish RCMP said.
Police officers stopped him in his truck while he was driving in the area.
Sinnes’ family reported him missing on June 18 and word quickly spread on social media about his disappearance.
The Squamish RCMP couldn’t comment on why Sinnes left, saying it’s now a private family matter.
“The Squamish RCMP would like to extend a thank you to the family, friends, search and rescue groups, and those who participated in looking for Nile. The response from the residents of Squamish and those around the province was immense and their assistance in the investigation was invaluable,” Cpl. Sascha Banks.
Police are asking for help finding an 18-year-old Squamish resident who has been missing since June 18.
The RCMP’s call for assistance comes after word around town spread about Nile Sinnes’ disappearance, with multiple people taking to social media to plea for information on his whereabouts.
Officers say Sinnes told his family he was heading to the mountains but his location is unknown.
The six-foot teen has a slim build, short brown hair and brown eyes.
He was believed to be driving a 2003 Ford F150 pickup truck, with a B.C. licence plate number of KW4 277.
Sinnes is known to be an avid outdoorsman who travels to various areas in B.C. to camp.
His long absence without contact with family or friends is considered to be out of character.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Sinnes or the truck he is believed to be driving, please contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or your local police agency.