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Nelson RCMP ask for public assistance in find missing man near Beasley

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
May 13th, 2015

Nelson RCMP is asking of public assistance to find man last seen in the Beasley area, 15 kilometers west of Nelson on Highway 3A

Monday, at 9 p.m., Nelson RCMP received a report of a missing person, John Nichols, age 21.

Nichols arrived at a residence on Awesome View Rd in Beasley on Tuesday (May 5) to drop a friend off and decided to stay for a few days himself. 

The last time Nichols  was seen though was on the morning of Friday (May 8).  Friends believe Nichols must have left on foot because his effects, bike and personal belongings were all left behind in his vehicle. 

Nichols did not say anything about leaving or going anywhere so a direction of travel is unknown at this time.
 
Nichols is described as having light brown hair and beard, blue eyes, 165 centimeters (5-foot, 4 inches), 62 kilograms (136 pounds) and is from Australia. 

Nichols father has been advised of the situation and is being kept updated by RCMP.
 
Tuesday, RCMP called out Nelson Search and Rescue who searched the wooded area around the residence.

The search was called off do to nightfall and is scheduled to resume Wednesday morning. 

The RCMP helicopter has also been advised and will attend for an aerial search; weather dependant along with the Swiftwater Rescue Team.
 
If anyone has any information about the whereabouts of John Nichols  they are asked to call Nelson RCMP immediately at 250-352-2156.

This post was syndicated from https://thenelsondaily.com
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