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Penticton RCMP searching for missing couple last seen on ATV in the backcountry

The Penticton Search and Rescue Group is currently looking to find a missing couple.
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The Penticton RCMP is looking for a couple that was last seen travelling the backcountry near Princeton-Summerland Road.

On the morning of Oct. 1, 67-year-old Glen Hamakawa, and his 56-year-old wife Eva Hamakawa left their campsite at the Crump Recreational Site located on the Princeton-Summerland Road.

They departed on their black Polaris side-by-side ATV.  The couple are experienced backcountry vehicle operators but were supposed to return by suppertime. They have not returned and police are concerned about their health and well-being, according to the RCMP.

Glen is described as being five-foot-nine, weighs 190 pounds and was wearing mostly black clothing with blue jeans. Eva is five-foot-two, weighs 205 pounds and was also wearing black riding gear with blue jeans.

Police are working closely with Search and Rescue personnel and RCMP Air Services out of Kelowna in hopes of finding them soon.

Anyone that has seen the couple traveling in the area of the Crump Rec site in the last 36 hours is asked to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 or if they know the current and exact whereabouts of the Hamakawa’s, call 9-1-1.

“RCMP are very concerned for the Hamakawa’s as the weather has been inclement and considering the age of the couple, police are worried they may not be prepared for colder temperatures; it is hoped they are found soon,” said Sgt. Bob Vatamaniuck of the Penticton RCMP, in the press release.


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