Vernon senior still missing

Vernon North Okanagan, Missing Person

2024-03-06 13:20 PST

File # 2024-62

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is renewing their call for assistance with locating missing Vernon resident, Robert Baines.

Robert Lee Baines was reported missing on the morning of Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024. Mr Baines, who is 83 years old, was last seen by his family on Ponderosa Way in Coldstream.

Some time has passed since Mr Baines was reported missing and we are issuing this information again to remind the public that he has not been found, states Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. An extensive search was conducted in his neighbourhood, Kalamalka Park, and on Kalamalka Lake without any success. With spring approaching, more people will be frequenting these areas, and we’d like to remind the public to keep an eye out for anything that might help us find him.

Police are again releasing a photo of Mr Baines as well as the shoes and hat he was wearing at the time he went missing.

photo of Robert Baines

photo of green tilly hatphoto of brown merrell hiking shoe

Robert Baines is described as:

He was last seen wearing a green Tilly hat, green jacket, grey Stanfields sweater, blue jeans, and brown Merrell hiking shoes.

If you have any information that would assist the investigation, please contact your local police.

Released by:

Cst. Chris Terleski
Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191


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