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Missing Cawston man found safe and sound

Keremeos RCMP confirmed that Cawston man reported missing by his family last week has been located.

RCMP said on Tuesday Michael Prentice, 35, was located safe and sound. He was reported missing by his brother after Prentice did not show up in Vernon four weeks ago where they were supposed to meet up.

Prentice had indicated to his friends on Facebook that he was hitchhiking to Vernon from Cawston and had not been seen since July 19 in Cawston.

"It turned out he was working in Vernon," said Const. Lesley Smith, media relations officer for the RCMP. "He contacted the detachment after he heard police were looking for him and found out he was reported as a missing person. He then contacted his family to let them know he was ok."

The RCMP thanked the media and public for their assistance.

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