Elderly Penticton woman missing

Penticton RCMP are searching for a missing Penticton senior.

Penticton RCMP are trying to locate Olivene Bourke who has been reported missing. She was last seen on Wednesday.

Penticton RCMP are trying to locate Olivene Bourke who has been reported missing. She was last seen on Wednesday.

Penticton RCMP are searching for a missing Penticton senior.

Olivene Bourke was last seen on Wednesday around noon when she got off a transit bus near Cherry Lane shopping centre. Sgt Rick Dellebuur said she may also have been seen around 2 p.m. that day near the intersection of Skaha Lake Road and the Channel Parkway.

RCMP report that Bourke has been depressed lately and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her.

She is described as an 81-year-old Caucasian female, five-foot-one, 100 pounds, with light brown/blond hair, blue eyes and was last seen wearing a tan-coloured, hip-length coat and tan-coloured pants.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts are asked to contact the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4200.

Friday, March 8: The search for Olivene Bourke continued as the RCMP dive team joined the effort, pulling a diver through Skaha Lake near the channel outflow.