Kelowna RCMP Searching for Missing 80-Year-Old Alan Francescutti

Kelowna RCMP seeks public's help in locating 80-year-old Alan Francescutti, who went missing on April 16, 2024, driving a dark blue/black 2021 Dodge Ram. Search efforts ongoing in the Mabel Lake and Shuswap Falls area.

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Kelowna RCMP Searching for Missing 80-Year-Old Alan Francescutti

Kelowna RCMP Searching for Missing 80-Year-Old Alan Francescutti

The Kelowna RCMP is seeking the public's assistance in locating 80-year-old Alan Francescutti, who was last seen on April 16, 2024, in the Lower Mission area of Kelowna, British Columbia. Francescutti was driving a dark blue or black 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck with license plate 8847BH and may have journeyed to the Mabel Lake and Shuswap Falls area.

According to the RCMP, Francescutti's vehicle was located in the area of Beaver Lake Road and Dee Lake Road, but he was not with the truck when it was discovered. Police and Central Okanagan Search and Rescue teams are currently searching the area for the missing man. The RCMP is asking the public to avoid the search area to prevent interference with their efforts.

Francescutti is described as a Caucasian male, 5'10" tall, with grey hair and green eyes. He may have a health condition that raises concerns for his well-being. The RCMP initially issued a missing person report on April 21 but, at the request of the family, did not include Francescutti's name or photo. His identity was made public on April 23, along with a description of the vehicle he was driving.

Why this matters: The disappearance of a senior citizen with a potential medical condition is a serious concern that requires swift action and community support. The public's assistance in providing information and allowing search and rescue teams to operate effectively can be crucial in ensuring the safe return of the missing individual.

The Kelowna RCMP is utilizing various resources in the search for Francescutti, including air services, police dogs, drones, and search and rescue volunteers. "We are asking the public to stay away from the search area to avoid interfering with the initial search efforts," stated Cpl. Tammy Lobb of the Kelowna RCMP. Anyone with information regarding Francescutti's whereabouts is urged to contact the Kelowna RCMP immediately.

Key Takeaways

  • 80-year-old Alan Francescutti missing since April 16, 2024, in Kelowna, BC.
  • Francescutti was driving a dark blue/black 2021 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, plate 8847BH.
  • Vehicle found, but Francescutti not present; police and search teams searching the area.
  • Francescutti has a health condition that raises concerns for his well-being.
  • Public asked to avoid search area to prevent interference with rescue efforts.