Burned ATV in Naramata belongs to missing man

RCMP have confirmed an ATV found burned at the Adra Tunnel in Naramata belongs to a unstable Kelowna man who is missing.

RCMP have confirmed an ATV found burned at the Adra Tunnel in Naramata belongs to a unstable Kelowna man who is missing.

Const. Kris Clark, media relations officer with the Kelowna RCMP detachment, said William Hermakin was last seen on April 26 at 10 a.m. driving his 1996 Ford F-250 turquoise truck with his quad in the back. A missing persons report was filed on April 30.

“Hermakin is under medical care and requires medication for his condition,” said Clark. “He left no indication as to where he may be headed or when he might return. It was later determined that he had picked up his ATV from the storage facility where it was normally kept.”

Hermakin’s green ATV was located burned up at the Adra Tunnel on the Kettle Valley railway above Naramata in the early evening of April 29, three days after he was last seen.

Clark said Hermakin has a history of violence and may be unstable and anyone who spots him are urged to call 911 and not approach the man. He was last seen driving his truck bearing the B.C. licence plate 1978KB and wearing blue jeans, a green striped long sleeve shirt  and a black vest.  Hermakin is described as a Caucasian man, 5’9 tall, 185 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. RCMP said he has a scar on his nose as well as both ears.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Hermakin are asked to call Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.