Salmon Arm searchers find missing man asleep in parked vehicle

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SALMON ARM - A Salmon Arm man was found asleep in a parked car after a search involving RCMP and local search and rescue volunteers last night.

RCMP say after drinking with friends in the 1600 Block of 30 Street NE, an 18-year-old man became upset and ran off alone wearing nothing more than shorts and a hat.

The missing man's friends called police at 9 p.m. yesterday, Oct. 5, when they became worried after he had been gone for approximately an hour and a half, according to an RCMP media release.

"The constables enlisted the assistance of search and rescue to conduct an urban search," Staff Sgt. Scott West says in the release. "The male was located by search and rescue close to midnight, cold and asleep, but otherwise he was physically OK."

The man had climbed into a vehicle parked near Highway 1 and 30 Street NE.

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