Police wellbeing check leads to saving a life

Kamloops City, This Is Who We Are

2020-10-22 13:58 PDT

File # 2020-34502

On October 13, 2020 Kamloops Mounties received a call from a concerned family member indicating that they had not heard from their family member in several months but that he was living in the Kamloops area. The family had important news to share with the man but they had been unable to locate him for some time. They were becoming very concerned for his safety.

A Kamloops investigator was assigned this investigation and by conducting several community checks he was able to find the last known address for the man. He attended the residence and knocked on the door but there was no response. He also checked with the neighbors and they confirmed the man lived next door but they too had not seen the man for several days. Becoming more and more concerned for the man’s safety the investigator was able to secure a key for the man’s residence.

The investigator entered the residence and began yelling for the man. He located the man lying on the floor in very grave condition. The man indicated he had fallen four days prior and was not able to get up to help himself or call for assistance. An ambulance was called and the man was quickly taken to hospital where he continues to recover from his ordeal.

This was a matter of a front line RCMP officer conducting a very timely investigation and being in the right place at the right time to not only find this man, but to help him. All too often RCMP members are sadly subject to discovering a deceased person who hasn’t been heard in some time but fortunately for this man the investigator came at the right time! said Sgt. Darren Michels of the Kamloops Detachment. This was an excellent investigation that had great results!

The family was notified of the discovery by police and they were very relieved to learn that he was discovered when he was and that he was now safe.

Released by

Sgt. Darren Michels

Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Cell: 250-319-6144
Fax: 250-828-3210

Email: darren.michels@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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