Dan Archbald and Ryan Daley were last seen in Ucluelet on May 16, according to a GoFundMe page set up on Sunday. (Photo - GoFundMe)

Missing B.C. men last seen in Ucluelet

“We are extremely worried.”

Friends and family members of Dan Archbald and Ryan Daley are asking for assistance in finding the two men, who were last seen in Ucluelet on May 16.

Ryan’s dad Terry Daley told the Westerly News the two men had arrived in Ucluelet on May 13 after an eight-week sailing trip from Panama and that security camera footage shows both Dan and Ryan leaving the Ucluelet dock on foot on May 16 around 1:34 p.m.

Daley said he believes they might have started hitchiking out of Ucluelet around 2 p.m. that day.

He said Dan lives in Squamish, is married and has two children and that Ryan was likely heading to Victoria to see his brother.

“[Ryan] loves music. He loves connecting with people…It’s not usual for him to not communicate with either his family or his friends,” he said. “It’s way out of character…He doesn’t call us all the time, but he is in communication with his friends and his family at least once every three or four days. I know that for sure.”

A Facebook page was set up on Sunday with the name ‘Find Dan and Ryan’ and a GoFundMe page launched on Sunday to raise money for search efforts had raised $2,600 of its $10,000 goal by 4 p.m.

“We are extremely worried. Search efforts are being coordinated but these can be quite costly and time consuming. Any help we can get is beyond appreciated. Please help us bring them home safely,” the page states.

According to posters being shared through the ‘Find Dan and Ryan’ Facebook page, Archbald is 37 years old, 5’9”, with blonde hair and blue eyes. Daley is 43 years old, 5’9”, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone willing to assist the search effort is encouraged to contact danandryanmissing@gmail.com. Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Dan or Ryan should immediately contact the Ucluelet RCMP at 250-726-7773.

Sgt. Steve Mancini of the Ucluelet RCMP confirmed that police are involved in the search and an investigation is underway.

“Two people have been reported as missing to us and we’re currently actively investigating that,” Mancini said.

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