When a missing persons search is called off after seven days without updates, it’s generally not a good sign.
Last week’s search for Josiah Laird was called off over the weekend, however, thankfully because he was found alive and well.
Laird, 35, was working with Bee Line Taxi in Campbell River Aug. 22 when he disappeared during his shift.
The Toyota Prius he was driving was found later that same morning on Holberg Road west of Port Hardy. Search and Rescue, RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services and Underwater Recovery Team searched the area where the vehicle was located, to no avail.
After a week without update, the Vancouver Island RCMP Twitter account updated the situation on Aug. 28, saying, “Josiah Laird has been located. He is safe & with his family. No further details will be given to respect his privacy.”