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Vernon RCMP appeal for dashcam footage in hope to find missing 72-year-old

Bjorn Collnes, 72, was last seen on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at around 1:30 a.m. travelling from Falkland to Kamloops.
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September 19, 2019 - 3:03 PM

VERNON - RCMP are appealing to the public for anyone who may have dashcam footage in the hope of locating a 72-year-old Falkland man last seen 10 days ago.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP spokesperson Const. Kelly Brett told reporters at a media conference today, Sept. 19, the police would like to see dashcam footage from anyone who was travelling on Highway 97 between 1:30 a.m. Sept. 9 and 2 p.m. Sept. 12 between Falkland and the Monte Lake area in the hope it may have captured missing Falkland resident Bjorn Collnes on the road.

Collnes left Falkland at 1:30 a.m. Sept. 9 heading to Kamloops. His brown mini-van was found by police Sept. 12 west of Westwold. All Collnes belongings were found in the van, with the exception of an older style blue mountain bike, which had been retrofitted with a small gas engine.

Brett said it was unknown whether Collnes was with the bike or not.

"Police with the support from the local search and rescue teams have conducted extensive ground and air searches of the area where his vehicle was located," Const. Brett said. "The RCMP underwater recovery unit also conducted a search of Monte Lake."

Brent said Collnes is a diabetic and insulin-dependent and had enough medication to last him until Sept. 14.

"At this time we are very concerned," Const. Brett said.

RCMP do not suspect foul play is involved in the case.

Collnes is described as a Caucasian male, 72-years-old, with blue eyes, brown hair and 5'7" tall. He was last seen wearing a black Harley Davidson T-shirt, gray and black camouflage shorts with brown running shoes.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the North Okanagan RCMP at 250-546-3028. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leaving a tip online at www.nokscrimestoppers.com.


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