Campbell River RCMP is turning to the public for help in an effort to “check in” with two teenage boys who were recently reported missing.
According to police, 15-year-old, Mason Cassidy and 16-year-old, Mason Claybourn were reported as missing on March 7, 2022.
Since the time they were reported as missing, police have reason to believe the two teenagers have been in contact with friends and family multiple times.
Campbell River RCMP says that officers believe the youth are trying to avoid contact with police and are being sheltered at residences by friends in the Campbell River and Sayward areas.
“At this point, we are just looking to check in with the boys and ensure their well-being,” said Const. Maury Tyre. “We are asking that anyone who is in contact with either Mason or may be sheltering them to contact police.”
“We’re aware that people may think they are helping by sheltering these young men, but the reality is quite different and creates a lot of worry for those that care for and are responsible for the well-being of the boys,” Tyre added.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of either youth is being asked to contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.