RCMP search for missing 14-year-old boy last seen near Surrey park

May 5 2020, 3:00 pm

UPDATESurrey RCMP say Arnav Naphar has been located safe. 

“The Surrey RCMP would like to thank the media and the public for their support and tips that were generated to assist in locating the 14-year-old boy,” said police in a statement.

ORIGINAL STORY: Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old boy.

According to police, Arnav Naphar was last seen at approximately 5:45 pm on May 4. The teen was at Hyland Creek Park in Newton with his family, when he went off alone on his bike to loop around the park and did not come back.

Police note it was normal for Naphar to ride his bike around the park, but it’s “highly unusual” for him not to return home.

Naphar is described as South Asian, 5’9″ tall, 110 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a blue and white jacket, and black track pants with a white stripe. The bicycle was a grey men’s bike and he was not wearing a helmet.

“It’s out of character for this person to be out of touch with his family for this long,” said Surrey RCMP.

Police have joined with the Surrey Search and Rescue (SAR) team, who searched trails last night, and an RCMP helicopter conducted an aerial search. SAR is continuing their search today.

The Surrey RCMP Missing Persons Unit has taken over the investigation.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca, quoting file number 2020-66903.

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