UPDATE: Missing Revelstoke senior located after overnight search

Located: Missing Revelstoke resident Alice Lines, who was last seen leaving her home at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, was found Saturday morning walking along the railway tracks at a location 12 kilometres west of Revelstoke.

Revelstoke resident Alice Lines, 73, was last seen leaving her home at about 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Police and searchers have been looking for her through the night. Photo: Revelstoke RCMP handout

UPDATE: 12:29 p.m. Oct 20

Missing senior Alice Lines was located on Oct. 20. She was missing overnight after leaving her home at about 8 p.m. on Friday.

Police found Ms. Lines walking along the CP Rail tracks at a location about 12 kilometres west of Revelstoke. Both Revelstoke RCMP and CP Rail police found Alice at about the same time.

Police on ATVs and CP Rail police located Alice and brought her back to the highway where BC Ambulance Service staff treated her and brought her to Queen Victoria Hospital.

In a statement, Revelstoke RCMP Staff-Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky thanked those who helped in the overnight search for Alice: “Police wish to thank all the employees of CP Rail that assisted in locating Alice safely. A great big thank you also goes out to Revelstoke Search and Rescue whose team searched throughout the night with the goal of ensuring Alice’s safe return.”

Original story, 9:16 a.m.:

The Revelstoke RCMP is asking residents to search their properties and particularly any outbuildings on their properties as they search for a senior Revelstoke resident last seen leaving her home on Friday evening.

Alice Lines, 73, was last seen leaving her home on Second Street West at Wright Street in the Farwell neighbourhood at about 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.

Revelstoke RCMP say Ms. Lines is experiencing symptoms of dementia and is most likely unaware of her current surroundings. Police and Revelstoke Search and Rescue searched from the time of the received report and through the night in an effort to locate the female.

Ms Lines is a long-time resident of Revelstoke. She is 5’4″ tall and weighs approximately 110 lbs. Alice has short grey hair, blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a black jacket with a white stripe. She was wearing white pants. She most likely is carrying a brown purse.

Police and Revelstoke SAR have brought in additional resources this morning in hopes of locating Alice. Neighbours are encouraged to check their property and all outbuildings as Alice is known to hide from others during these episodes.

During the searches conducted last night the police noted a fair amount of bear activity. Those who assist in searching their properties and surrounding areas are encouraged to be cautious, make noise and be prepared.

Alice is in otherwise good health, and is a frequent walker. She is known to travel long distances on foot before tiring.

Police are asking for assistance from the public. If anyone sees or has information on Alice’s whereabouts, please contact the Revelstoke RCMP immediately at 250-837-5255 or 911.

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