RCMP: Man whose vehicle was found abandoned in ferry lineup safe and sound

Police are asking for the public’s help to locate Nelson resident Rodney Hawkins, whose 2018 GMC Sierra Truck was found abandoned at the Galena Bay ferry terminal

Rodney Hawkins is described as a 54-year-old Caucasian male, he is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. Photo: BC RCMP

Update: RCMP say the man whose vehicle found abandoned at the Galena Bay ferry terminal has been located “safe and sound.”

Original story:

The Nakusp RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing Nelson resident, Rodney Hawkins. Hawkin’s vehicle was discovered abandoned in the line up to the Arrow Lake Ferry at the Galena Bay ferry terminal at Galena Bay.

According to a statement issued by the RCMP, on September 15 at 9:40 p.m., Galena Bay ferry terminal staff contacted the Nakusp RCMP to report that a white 2018 GMC Sierra pickup truck had been abandoned in the ferry terminal line up.

The GMC quad-cab pickup truck, which had a black Yakima bike pad over the rear tailgate, was the fourth vehicle in the lineup, in the left hand lane and investigators believe that the vehicle entered the ferry lineup at approximately 6 p.m.

“Police are appealing to any other ferry users who may have noticed this vehicle or its occupant to come forward with their information,” said the statement.

Police are now searching for the vehicles registered owner, Rodney Hawkins, who is considered a missing person at this time. Hawkins is described as 54-year-old Caucasian male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.

The RCMP said there is nothing to indicate foul play at this time, however police and Rodney’s family are very concerned for his health and well-being.

RCMP is now searching for the vehicle’s registered owner, Rodney Hawkins, who is considered a missing person at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hawkins, or has any dash camera footage that may be of interest to investigators is urged to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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