69 year old man William Andrew Pope goes missing in Qualicum Beach, BC

Oceanside RCMP are requesting assistance in locating William Andrew Pope, 69 years old, of Qualicum Beach, BC. William was last seen by his wife shortly after 11:00 am yesterday morning, (April 14th, 2011). It is believed that he walked away from the family home, located in the 400 block of Macquinna Place, Qualicum Beach, BC.

William Pope is described as:

6′ tall
180 lbs
Grey hair
Wears eye glasses.

There is some information to suggest that William may be experiencing mental distress. Foul play is not suspected in his disappearance.

Police continue to follow all avenues of investigation in an attempt to track and locate William. Significant local and regional resources continue to be involved in this search:

Local Search and Rescue personnel worked with RCMP yesterday until after 10:00 pm, scouring possible areas where William may have walked. They remain involved today.
Canadian Coast Guard resources continue to assist by searching the coastline and waters of Qualicum Beach.
RCMP Police Dog Services are currently assisting in ground searches.
The RCMP West Coast Marine Services have directed a vessel to the area for water and shoreline searches.
RCMP Air Services is on stand by to assist with ground efforts as required.
Local RCMP officers are in contact with multiple local service agencies to ensure they are aware of William’s disappearance (hospitals, counselors, doctors). Possible video surveillance tapes, taxis, and hotels are being checked and monitored.
Victim Services has been engaged to support William’s wife.
Local/regional media have been notified to ensure the local community is informed and involved.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of William Pope is urged to contact the Oceanside RCMP immediately at 250-248-6111.

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