Oyen RCMP lo­cate man re­ported miss­ing from Saskatchewan

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Sub­mit­ted The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

A Car­bon man who was re­ported miss­ing by the Kin­der­s­ley RCMP, has been found safe near Oyen.

On Fri­day, Novem­ber 4, 2016, Wal­ter Ansel, age 75, de­parted his res­i­dence in Car­bon, Al­berta to visit fam­ily in the RM of Harts Hill, Saskatchewan. Po­lice were able to de­ter­mine that Mr. Ansel was seen by a neigh­bour, ap­prox­i­mately two kilo­me­tres from his in­tended des­ti­na­tion, at 5:00 p.m. on Novem­ber 4. When Mr. Ansel did not ar­rive at his des­ti­na­tion, and did not re­turn home, he was re­ported miss­ing to RCMP in Kin­der­s­ley, Saskatchewan

Two days later, on Novem­ber 6, a group of hunters re­ported find­ing a ve­hi­cle parked in a ru­ral area near the com­mu­nity of Es­ther, Al­berta and con­tacted the RCMP. Mem­bers from the Oyen RCMP De­tach­ment at­tended the lo­ca­tion and de­ter­mined that the ve­hi­cle be­longed to Mr. Ansel. In the ve­hi­cle was Mr. Ansel's dog, "Cheeco", who was found to be in good health.

On Novem­ber 7, mem­bers from the Oyen and Con­sort RCMP De­tach­ments, along with RCMP Po­lice Dog Ser­vices, Medicine Hat Search and Res­cue and RCMP Air Ser­vices, con­ducted an ex­ten­sive search of the area near where Mr. Ansel's ve­hi­cle had been lo­cated. Mr. Ansel was found dur­ing the course of the search ef­forts and was trans­ported to a lo­cal hospi­tal with non-life threat­en­ing in­juries.

There is no in­di­ca­tion of foul play at this time, how­ever, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion by po­lice into the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing this in­ci­dent is on­go­ing. The RCMP wish to ex­tend their sin­cere grat­i­tude for the as­sis­tance of the pub­lic in bring­ing this mat­ter to a suc­cess­ful and happy con­clu­sion.

Wal­ter Ansel has been lo­cated.

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