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UPDATE: Ocean Park teen located in Downtown Eastside

South Surrey Community Safety Officer Susan Caley shows Scott Furness a poster appealing for help locating Blake Shermeto. Caley and Const. Teresa Foster spent Friday afternoon flyering the uptown area between 16 and 20 Avenues, as well as Ocean Park. - Tracy Holmes photo
South Surrey Community Safety Officer Susan Caley shows Scott Furness a poster appealing for help locating Blake Shermeto. Caley and Const. Teresa Foster spent Friday afternoon flyering the uptown area between 16 and 20 Avenues, as well as Ocean Park.
— image credit: Tracy Holmes photo

UPDATE: A poster appeal that spread through Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Friday is being credited with locating a South Surrey teen who had been missing for four days.

"The posters worked," Surrey RCMP Cpl. Barb Creighton said Monday.

Eighteen-year-old Blake Shermeto was reported missing May 3, two days after he was last seen leaving his Ocean Park home.

Friday, police took their search for the 5’10”, 161-pound youth to the streets of South Surrey and Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, handing out flyers bearing the teen's photo.

That evening, as a result of the posters, his location was reported to the Vancouver Police Department.

Creighton said Shermeto was checked out in hospital, and returned home Saturday morning.

 

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