Darian Walkus

Darian Walkus

Teen found by Hardy cops

Teen missing from Nanaimo found in Port Hardy by local RCMP.

Gazette staff

A teenager reported missing from Nanaimo was found safe in Port Hardy last week.

Nanaimo RCMP issued a request for the public’s assistance after 15-year-old Darian Walkus’ guardians reported him missing on Jan. 2.

He had disappeared from his residence in Nanaimo on Dec. 22, and, while it was not unusual for the teenager to be away for days at a time, the length of his absence caused concern for his well-being, with the RCMP statement noting that Walkus was involved with “high-risk activities”.

The release suggested he may have left Nanaimo for the Central/North Island.

Happily, only a day after issuing the notice, the teenager was located by Port Hardy by local RCMP.

Further details were not released.