Ridge Meadows RCMP along with Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue, police dog services, the Air One police helicopter, and friends and neighbours have launched a full-scale search for a 72-year-old Maple Ridge man missing since Thursday morning.
RCMP say that Tjeerd ‘Ted’ Vanderveen left his home in the 26500-block of 112th Avenue, at 10:45 a.m., Nov. 28, to go for a walk in the Ferguson Trails area, a location well-known to him.
He has not returned since, which is out of character for him, police said in a release.
Vanderveen is suffering from dementia and described as:
• elderly white man;
• slim build;
• short grey hair;
• wearing a turquoise coat, jeans, black boots, and a black tuque and black gloves.
He responds to the name ‘Ted.’
Police are asking anyone with any information or if they have seen him to call 911.