Update – located: Grande Prairie RCMP ask public’s help locating missing man, 67, who may have been hitchhiking

Updated July 24, 4:54 p.m.

The RCMP is very pleased to report that Joseph Nohat was located safely this morning.

Several agencies in both the city of Grande Prairie, and externally, provided resources yesterday throughout the day and evening in conducting searches for Joseph.  The RCMP wants to acknowledge:

  • SAR – Grande Prairie / Peace River Regional / Greenview
  • LaFlamme Aviations
  • Grande Prairie Fire Department
  • Grande Prairie Regional Emergency Partnership
  • City employees in various departments
  • Lakeshore Regional Police
  • Edmonton Police Service
  • St. Catherine Catholic School
  • City Social Services and Agencies
  • Local taxi companies

“We put out a plea for assistance, and the community of Grande Prairie really stepped up to help one of their own” says Staff Sergeant Mike Lefebvre of Grande Prairie Detachment.  “Not only do we want to thank all the above agencies, we want to thank the general public for all the tips we received.  We are extremely happy with the outcome of this situation today.”

—-Original story—-

Joseph Nohat, 67, was reported missing to Grande Prairie RCMP on July 22, 2020. He has not been located and the RCMP continue to actively seek information about his whereabouts.

Police are very concerned for Joseph’s well-being and ability to manage while on his own as he has a medical condition and requires medication. As a result of his condition Joseph may be disoriented and confused.

Joseph left his residence in Royal Oaks on foot sometime between 3:45 pm and 4:30 pm on July 22.  Around that time or early Wednesday evening Joseph may have been picked up while hitchhiking on 132 Avenue in the Arbor Hills area by a blue vehicle headed West. Anyone who picked up someone in that area around that time is asked to contact police.

Police are asking the public to be on the look out for Joseph Nohat.  If you have any information as to his whereabouts please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP.

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