Kelowna Mounties are looking for an area resident who may need help

RCMP have called out Central Okanagan Search and Rescue to assist in locating a man believed to be in need of medical assistance

  • Oct. 31, 2016 4:00 p.m.

Crews with the West Kelowna RCMP


The man who was reported missing on October 31, 2016 has been located.

The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 29-year-old man reporting missing was located last night safe and sound. West Kelowna RCMP would like to thank those that assisted with the investigation.

Oct. 31

RCMP have called out Central Okanagan Search and Rescue to assist in locating a man believed to be in need of medical assistance and fled his home Sunday evening.

Emergency services crews were called Oct. 30 at 7:58 p.m., to a home in the 2300 block of Somerset Court for reports of an adult male in medical distress and in need of medical attention. Before emergency crews could arrive on scene the male left the home on foot, he was not appropriately dressed for the weather conditions.

Crews with the West Kelowna RCMP, West Kelowna Fire Department, BC Ambulance Service and the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue searched the area for the male, being identified as Richard Thompson. The search was conducted into the evening with the assistance of residents in the neighbourhood, a Police Service Dog, and a FLIR heat detecting device.

Both the RCMP and Richard’s family are concerned that he may have been confused, didn’t go far, but hid and is in need of immediate medical attention. The search is expected to resume this morning.

Description of Richard Thompson:

Caucasian male;

29 years;

5 ft 9 in (175 cm);

130 lbs (59 kg);

blonde hair;

blue eyes;

He was last seen wearing:

black jogging pants;

black t-shirt;

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Richard Thompson is urged to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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