Search On For Overdue Hiker
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George RCMP is seeking the public’s help in locating an overdue hiker.
57-year-old Victor Gustafson was reported missing at 10:30 p.m. last night after he failed to return home from a day hike yesterday.
Though it’s unknown where Gustafson went for his hike, police say he is likely east of Prince George noting he frequents the Wansa Creek Forest Service Road, Beaver Forest Service Road and the Willow River rest area.
Prince George Search and Rescue has joined the search in patrolling rural roads throughout the night and are expecting more assistance today.
Though no picture of Gustafson is currently available, he is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 183 cm (6’0″)
- 113 kg (249 lbs)
- Greying brown hair with a beard
- Last seen wearing a green and black toque, grey jacket and dark blue ski pants
Gustafson was last seen driving a blue 2002 Volkswagen Jetta (BC licence plate 079TWE) and was accompanied by his German Shepherd.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police.
Why would anyone venture off into the wilderness without letting someone know where you are going? Seems foolish and irresponsible to me.
Car troubles and getting stuck come to mind.
Always, always, let someone know where you are going, and what time you expect to be back! I hope they find this man safe and sound, with the concerns and worries of his family and friends ending up being unjustified.
Hopefully a Logger comes upon him if he is out there.
Peter North; JGalt: I suppose you safety sallys always let someone know where you are going?
You mean a man can’t even go for a walk in one of his favourite places in nature without giving word to someone about what he’s doing?
You’d probably outlaw trappers living alone in the bush for months on end or somebody going out for a hunt too.
Maybe you guys should see about getting a life somewhere.
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