Dennis Gudmundson has been missing since Saturday.
He was last seen in Ft. Saskatchewan. He has not contacted concerned family members and he was on his way down to Keremeos, B.C. on his 2003 Harley Roadglide Anniversary Special, blue-grey colour with a sheep skin on the seat. Alberta License plate # PG 564
Last heard from early morning on Sunday, July 8. His debit card had been used to buy fuel in McBride.
Dennis was supposed to be on a plane to Las Vegas on Monday to go get his new Harley but never made the flight.
The search has been contained to McBride, Valemount, Blue River area. Search and Rescue has been around the area today and will be going out tomorrow(July11) with a Heli.
Please contact RCMP in McBride - (250) 569-2255 or Keremeos - (250) 499-5511, if you have any information.
If you are reading this paper you are probably a member of our web site and a subscriber to the paper and as such, the Never Ride Alone Program is FREE for you to use. Dennis’s story drives home something for me that I want to share with you. Had he been using the service, there would have been someone looking for him within a couple of hours instead of 24 hours later.
You see when you use the program they will ask a series of questions like plate number, bike make and color and your route. They will want to know what your next fuel stop is and numbers to contact you with like a cell and a final destination number. If you do not check in at your fuel stop, then they will wait 20 minutes and start calling you. If after two calls they can’t raise you they are dispatching 911 to go find you.
Please - I know you probably prefer to ride alone, but in the mountains and in heavily gamed areas that’s not always the best policy. None of us wants our family to worry about us, so consider using this FREE service. All you have to do is register on our site in order to be entitled to use it! AND PLEASE - if you have any information on Dennis - PLEASE get in touch with the police.