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RCMP request public assistance for Kelowna man missing since April

By Contributor
October 29th, 2012

Police are requesting public assistance in locating a 49-year-old Kelowna man missing since April.

On April 30th, 2012 at 2:15 p.m., the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a missing person from a residence on the 1400 block of Cherry Crescent.

The report indicated that William “Bill” Hermakin had not been seen since April 26th, 2012 at about 10 a.m. It was determined that Hermakin had picked up his ATV from a storage facility and left with it in the back of his truck.

Hermakin is under medical care and requires medication for his condition.

Police located Hermakin’s ATV burned up at the Adra Tunnel on the Kettle Valley railway above Naramata, and later located his truck near the old Bellevue Trestle.

Police have conducted extensive searches in the areas that both vehicles were located and in between, including the derelict Adra Tunnel.

Hermakin’s whereabouts remain unknown and he has now been missing for six months.

Hermakin is described as a Caucasian man, 175cm (5’9″), 84kg (185lbs), with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar on his nose as well as both ears. He was last seen wearing a white and green stripped dress shirt with blue jeans.

Police are requesting hunters and hikers that frequent the area to keep an eye out for any signs of Hermakin’s whereabouts and specifically for any items resembling Hermakin’s clothing.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of William “Bill” Hermakini’s is asked to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

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