Paul DenHann, 32, was located near Cook Creek Road in Bowser Saturday morning at approximately 10.30 a.m., according to regional district director Bill Veenhof who represents Deep Bay/Bowser.
DenHann is now recovering in Nanaimo General Hospital but Veenhof said he is “safe” and “physically well.”
He said around 50 people helped with search efforts, including community members, Deep Bay Volunteer fire fighters and search and rescue members.
“Paul is a close friend of mine and I’m just tremendously relieved that he’s been found,” said Veenhof. “His family has nothing but good things to say about the community members who came out.”
Veenhof said he was “proud” of the tight knit community for coming together.
DenHann was schedule for an appointment Thursday in Nanaimo but failed to show up. Search efforts got underway shortly thereafter. DenHann lives in Deep Bay and is a member of both the Deep Bay Volunteer Fire Department and the Deep Bay Marine Search and Rescue.