July 5, 2018 4:50 pm
Updated: July 6, 2018 9:06 am

UPDATED: 35-year-old Vancouver Island man and 3-year-old son safe after being reported missing

RCMP are asking for help locating Jan Stelmaszyk, 35, and his three-year-old son, Matt Bartnik, are believed to be camping somewhere on Vancouver Island.

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UPDATE: Stelmaszyk has taken to social media to say he and his son are not missing, and confirmed they are camping on Vancouver Island. 

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Original story:

The Port Alberni RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate 35-year-old Jan Stelmaszyk and his three-year-old son. The family of Stelmaszyk and his son, Matt Bartnik, contacted RCMP on Tuesday about being concerned about the pair’s whereabouts.

The pair is believed to be camping somewhere on Vancouver Island, possibly in the Victoria area. Stelmaszyk had been posting updates on social media of where they were travelling.

The family told authorities they haven’t received any new messaging for four days now and are concerned for the safety and well-being of both Stelmaszyk and his son.

Stelmaszyk is described as white, six-foot-two and 155 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and full beard and moustache. Matt is described as white with a thin build, with collar-length, light-brown hair and grey eyes.

Stelmaszyk drives a white 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with B.C. plates CL9 65H.

Anyone with information is asked to call Port Alberni at 250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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