UPDATED: Maskwacis RCMP employ Search and Rescue to locate missing elderly man

Rowan was in “good spirits” when found

UPDATED

In an effort to locate missing 73-year-old Harry Rowan, Maskwacis RCMP sought assistance from Red Deer Search and Rescue (SAR). Late yesterday afternoon, Harry was located in very dense bush in a muskeg area where he was unable to free himself. Harry was reported to be in good spirits when located.

The RCMP employed their Air Services and then engaged Red Deer SAR.

“A huge thanks is due to the SAR team for their successful efforts” says Inspector James McLaren, the Detachment Commander of Maskwacis RCMP. “This positive outcome is a large reward for the team, the RCMP, the community and the family.”

ORIGINAL STORY

The Maskwacis RCMP are seeking assistance to locate 73-year-old Harry Rowan. Harry was last seen on the afternoon of August 13, and he may have been on his way to Wetaskiwin on Highway 13. Harry frequents the Wetaskiwin area.

Harry is described as:

– Indigenous

– 5’6” tall / 223 lbs. – Has tattoos on his forearms

– Brown hair / brown eyes / mustache

– Last seen wearing black clothing and possibly a blue checkered button up shirt

Harry may require medication and the RCMP as well as Harry’s family have a concern for his wellbeing.

If you have seen Harry Rowan or know his whereabouts, please call the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-3767 or call your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

– Submitted by Alberta RCMP Media Relations

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

94 new cases of COVID-19 in Alberta on Wednesday, two more deaths

1,146 active cases with 9,891 recovered cases

UCP government making changes to the Assessment Model Review; County of Wetaskiwin could see a 70 per cent hike in taxes

Changes would cause a 35.5-70.7 per cent residential mill rate for the County of Wetaskiwin.

COVID-19: One more death reported in central zone

Number of active cases has decreased by more than 200 since last week

Thorsby RCMP investigate August long weekend shooting

Thorsby RCMP arrest youth in relation to the late night shooting.

Wetaskiwin businesses robbed tail end of August long weekend

Multiple businesses off of 56 Street in Wetaskiwin, Alta. were broken into.

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gather in Wetaskiwin

Protestors for Indigenous Lives Matter gathered in Wetaskiwin, Alta. Tuesday August 4,… Continue reading

Alberta man’s body recovered from Okanagan Lake after five-day search

‘The depth of the water, as well as the topography of the lake, made the recovery of the deceased very challenging’ - RCMP

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Feds look to finalize deal with airlines amid contact tracing concerns

Dwindling B.C. bamboo supply leaves Calgary Zoo biologists worried about pandas

Zoo has been trying to send pandas back to China since May

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Booking.com cuts workforce by thousands as travel atrophies

Ford COO Jim Farley to lead company, CEO Hackett to retire

Ford COO Jim Farley to lead company, CEO Hackett to retire

Stingray CEO expects rapid growth as COVID’s impact fades, new services unfold

Stingray CEO expects rapid growth as COVID’s impact fades, new services unfold

TSX closes higher as energy, loonie strengthen and gold reaches another record

TSX closes higher as energy, loonie strengthen and gold reaches another record

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook has a long tradition of cloning competitive services

Most Read