RCMP makes new plea for tips in search for missing West Kelowna man James Wood

The West Kelowna RCMP is making another plea for the public to help find a man who has been missing for a week.

James Wood has medical needs and he requires medication.

He was last seen leaving his residence in the 2000 block of Peters Road on foot on Nov. 8.

“The day James went missing, he was not suitably dressed for the elements and the weather has turned colder,” said Cpl. Tammy Lobb. “We ask residents living in the 2000 block Peters Road area to check their properties, sheds and outbuildings in the event James found shelter.”

An extensive search was conducted by Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and the West Kelowna RCMP, involving dog teams and RCMP Air Service helicopter, but it turned up no sign of James. COSAR has stood down active searching for the time being pending further information to continue the search.

“James’ family, search and rescue and the RCMP are concerned for his health and well-being and we are asking the public to be vigilant in looking for James,” said S/Sgt. Duncan Dixon of the West Kelowna RCMP.

Description of James:

Caucasian male
27 years old
5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
126 lbs (57 kg)
Brown hair
Green eyes
Last seen wearing blue plaid pyjama pants and a button-up t-shirt

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact their local police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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