Daryl Ryzak

Hope remains to find missing Surrey man

Friends and police continue search for Daryl Ryzak

A weekend search for a missing 59-year-old failed to reveal any clue as to the whereabouts of the Semiahmoo House Society client.

But friends and supporters of Daryl Ryzak have not given up hope that he will be found.

Ryzak – who participates in SHS’ Acquired Brain Injury program – has not been seen since May 11. Last weekend, more than three dozen people scoured Green Timbers Park looking for him. It is one of his favourite places, and the last place he was known to be heading.

Sylvia Hoeree, co-ordinator of the ABI program, said Tuesday that it is “pretty emotional” not knowing where Ryzak is, particularly given his vulnerability.

“It’s really heart-wrenching,” she said.

“When somebody like that goes missing, you have to step it up a little bit, because it’s a person with a disability.”

Ryzak suffered a brain injury in a 2010 assault, and has been a regular attendee of the ABI program ever since. He is known to suffer from mental-health issues and is in need of medication.

Hoeree said Ryzak had recently talked about going to Stanley Park in Vancouver, and wonders if he perhaps headed in that direction.

“He’d been talking about it… his love for the park. He just talked about how beautiful it was.”

Police have no solid leads on Ryzak’s location, and no further searches have been planned.

Ryzak is described as a five-foot-11, 200-pound Caucasian, with greying hair, green eyes and a missing tooth on his upper right side. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap, jeans and a long-sleeve green shirt, and may be carrying a blue backpack containing art supplies and a fishing rod.

Hoeree said she is grateful to all those who turned out over the weekend to lend a hand. Some came simply because they were touched by the story.

“The people that came, I can’t thank them enough,” Hoeree said.

Anyone with information on Ryzak’s whereabouts is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-800-222-8477, quoting file #2013-58518.

 

Just Posted

Rick Hansen Foundation gives Surrey $105K to make washrooms more accessible

The grants will be used for accessibility upgrades at eight civic sites across the city

Ten actors spin ‘Spider’s Web’ for pre-Halloween play in Surrey

Royal Canadian Theatre Company brings Agatha Christie story to the stage

REVIEW: Dracula an entertainingly silly spoof

White Rock Players production of popular British show emphasizes laughs over chills

Surrey RCMP say thieves using garage door openers in spike of overnight break-ins

Police say reported incidents jumped in August, September

‘Hang up immediately’: Delta police warn of scam calls after woman loses $6,000

Public reminded police, government agencies never demand payment by phone or in bitcoin/gift cards

YouTube video of Revelstoke grizzly bear goes viral

Why did the grizzly bear cross the railway tracks?

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

B.C. RCMP officer suing the force for malicious prosecution

Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth cleared of wrongdoing after misconduct hearing

UPDATE: Vehicle located and driver arrested in relation to fatal hit-and-run

Male pedestrian in his 50s died after being struck by vehicle on Highway 11 in Abbotsford

Talk to your kids about vaping, B.C.’s top doctor says

B.C. health officials have discovered the first vaping-related illness in the province

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

British family deported after ‘accidental’ U.S. border crossing

U.S. officials deny it was mistake, release video of vehicle crossing into Washington from Langley

Most Read

l -->