Clues sought to whereabouts of missing Port Hardy man.

A massive search is on for an 81-year-old Port Hardy man who's been missing since Thursday.

  • Dec. 4, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Bill Fisher Sr. disappeared Thursday while driving from Campbell River to his Port Hardy home. Police are continuing to search for the 81-year-old who was last seen at Sayward Junction.

A massive search is on for an 81-year-old Port Hardy man who’s been missing since Thursday.

William Fisher Sr. was seen leaving Campbell River Hospital the morning of Dec. 1 and was believed to be headed back to Port Hardy in his 1995 white Chrysler four-door sedan with the B.C. plate 161-MCK.

Fisher’s last known whereabouts was the same day he vanished at Sayward Junction, where the octogenarian made a purchase using his debit card about 4:20 p.m.

Port Hardy RCMP, assisted by the RCMP Air 8 helicopter, searched the road between Sayward and Port Hardy Saturday, to no avail.

Police checks with area motels and businesses also yielded no results.

Campbell River SAR members met at  Sayward Junction this morning and began a ground search about 8 a.m.

As well, the Mountie helicopter is back in the air, assisted by a fixed wing civilian aircraft.

It was snowing Dec. 1 and snow remains on the ground, adding additional challenges for searchers, said RCMP spokesman, Cpl.Darren Lagan, who noted investigators are satisfied foul play is not a factor in the case.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fisher is asked to contact Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Port Hardy’s top cop says goodbye, last day will be Oct. 30

‘I want to pause, reflect, and give thanks for my experiences and time given here’

Cops for Cancer: COVID-19 can’t stop Tour de Rock

‘having the chance to come back and ride this year means everything to me’

Port McNeill mayor elected as Director at Large with UBCM

Gaby Wickstrom ran for one of five spots against 13 other candidates

Heiltsuk First Nation calling on DFO to close fish farms, citing wild salmon extinction risk

Wild salmon returns have broken low records, have many concerned about future of wild fish

Everyone should be aware of the Labour Day movement

My hat is off to Tyson Whitney for his article on Labour Day.

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

B.C. Green leader says NDP abandoning environmental plan

Horgan’s claim of unstable government false, Furstenau says

Transgender B.C. brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

‘Transgender people are being misrepresented in popular fiction and media, and we aim to change that’

‘Won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau says COVID-19 2nd wave underway

In all, COVID-19 has killed about 9,250 people in Canada

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

Most Read