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POLICE: RCMP request assistance in locating missing person

A backpack on a picnic table is all the RCMP have to go on in locating 24-year-old Australian Owen Kiernan Rooney. Rooney was last seen at the Boundary Hospital at 7649 - 22 St. in Grand Forks on  Aug. 14 at about 8 p.m.

Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind his backpack on a picnic table on the west side of the building. Rooney currently resides in Kelowna, B.C. and may have been heading in that direction.

Rooney is described as five-feet-nine-inches tall and 160 pounds, very short brown hair, with bruising on his face. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and 3/4 length shorts.

Police are requesting anyone who may have seen Rooney to contact the Grand Forks RCMP office at 250-442-8288.