LOCATED DECEASED – Dennis Olson, 70. Missing Man With Dementia From Gibsons, BC.
Posted on June 27, 2019

A 70-year-old Gibsons man with dementia who had been reported missing has died after falling down an embankment.

The man, who had been last seen by his landlord on June 24, was found below an embankment at the back of the property where he resided about 11 a.m. Thursday, RCMP said in a release.

BC Ambulance and Gibsons Fire Department crews extricated the man and he was rushed in critical condition to Sechelt Hospital.

He was pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m.

Family have been notified.

“Sunshine Coast RCMP thank the many people who provided information and had assisted in trying to locate the missing person,” the release said.


Sunshine Coast RCMP are looking for information about a 70-year-old Gibsons man who suffers from dementia.

Dennis Olson’s family reported him missing on June 26. He was last seen by his landlord on June 24, and his cell phone was left at home.

RCMP said Olson often goes for long walks and frequents the BC Ferries terminal at Langdale, as he used to work for BC Ferries.

Police said Olson may have taken a ferry to Horseshoe Bay. He has a son who lives in North Vancouver and a close friend living in Richmond.

Olson is described as white, 5-foot-6 with a slim build and bald with grey hair on the sides of his head.

He may be wearing a jean jacket.

Anyone with any information is asked to call RCMP at 604-885-2266.

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