The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 75-year-old male reported missing has been located, and he is safe and sound. Thanks to the media and public for your assistance.
The Nanaimo RCMP are currently looking for a male that walked away from a residence on Manhattan Way in north Nanaimo. Wayne STRILESKY, a 75 year old male from Parksville, is described as 5’8″, 155lbs, with sandy hair and a moustache. He was last seen at around 3:00 pm today. He was wearing a red jacket (the one in the attached photo), a dark blue jeans, a black Canada hat with a maple leaf on it, and white runners. Mr. STRILESKY went into a forested area near the house he was visiting, and did not come back. He suffers from severe dementia, and is hard of hearing. As a result he may be disoriented or hard to understand. He has other medical conditions, and his family is very concerned for his wellbeing. Search and Rescue and Police Dog Services are assisting with the search.
The Nanaimo RCMP are asking anyone in the area to watch for Wayne STRILESKY, and to immediately call 9-1-1 if they see him. You can also contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.