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Kelowna Mounties searching for man in need of medical intervention

Police are seeking to return a 30 year old Kelowna man back into medical care after a Form 21 Director's Warrant was issued by a medical physician.

The Kelowna RCMP received a Form 21 Director's Warrant under the Mental Health Act for Kurtis Alderliesten after he failed to return to the Kelowna General Hospital after his leave pass expired, Dec. 21 shortly before 10 p.m.

"Alderliesten suffers from schizoaffective disorder and paranoia. His actions may be unpredictable and he could be a danger to himself or others," said Const. Kris Clark, in a press release.

" Alderliesten apparently had a desire to travel to Duncan, BC and may be attempting to make his way there.

Alderliesten has not been charged with a criminal offence. The purpose of the Form 21 Director's Warrant is simply to allow the police to facilitate the person's return into medical care.

Alderliesten is described as:

•    Caucasian male

•    6'5" tall and 198 lbs

•    Sandy blonde hair and brown eyes

•    Las seen wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes on the shoulder and a "Sons of Anarchy" hooded sweater.

If seen, do not approach him, rather call 911 immediately.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Kurtis Alderliesten is asked to call their local police. Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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