UPDATE: Lethbridge trio confirmed safe by RCMP after being reported missing in B.C.

Nickolas Gunwald, Conrad Johnston Jr. and Conrad Johnston Sr. Courtesy: Nickolas Grunwald/ Global Okanagan

UPDATE 4:20 P.M.: Penticton RCMP confirm two men and an 11-year-old from Lethbridge are safe after having presented themselves in person to police in B.C. Tuesday.


The three people from Lethbridge, Alta., who were reported as missing told Global News on Tuesday that they presented themselves to a police station in Nanaimo.

Nickolas Grunwald said via Facebook that they drove overnight to Nanaimo from Prince George for job interviews this morning, then went to a local police station.

RCMP said the trio would be considered missing until they presented themselves to a police station.


A bit of social media sleuthing for two Lethbridge men and a boy managed to locate the trio safe in the Prince George area.

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“We are fine [and have] been camping and fishing the last couple weeks,” Nickolas Grunwald messaged to Global News after we reached out on Facebook.

Grunwald, Conrad Johnston Sr. and his 11-year-old son Conrad were reported missing on May 31 by Penticton RCMP.

“Police are wanting to confirm the well-being of all parties, and are reaching out to the public to help locate them,” Const. James Grandy said in a press release Monday afternoon.

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Lethbridge Police, by phone, would not confirm with Global News if the trio were missing or safe, saying the information was private and we could not be verified as being with the media.

“We talked to police yesterday,” Grunwald said. “We are camping.”

Grunwald shared two pictures of himself and the Johnson’s with Global News.

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He said they are camping at Cricket Creek.

Global News has shared the information with Penticton RCMP.