Searching for Gaz

Michael Gazetas, age 51, has been missing since Friday morning without contact. He was last seen leaving his house in his red Ford Ranger pickup truck license HX 4109. He was wearing a green wool hat and a patterned red and blue wool poncho over a black shirt and vest (as in the photo).

We are raising funds to hire an A Star helicopter which costs $1800/hour and an additional $350/hour for fuel. This is the machine the Search and Rescue recommends to use for the terrain. We want to lift off in the morning of Feb 3. We hope for some quick results.


His mobile phone was either off or the battery has died.

Michael, or ‘Gaz’, often goes into natural areas and may have headed to the back roads around Courtney, Comox Lake or Strathcona Park.

Due to the lack of specifics on where he could be, the goal is to find his truck so a search and rescue area can be designated.

Public support in this effort is greatly appreciated by friends, family and colleagues.

Gaz is a beautiful teddy bear of a man who has been a generous friend and fan of many his whole life. We need to find that fella!


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  • Rod Wensley 
    • $200 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Barb Nixon 
    • $50 
    • 14 mos
  • Allan & Cynde Harmon 
    • $500 
    • 14 mos
  • David Whitmey 
    • $100 
    • 14 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Sue Biely 
Vancouver, BC
James Blair 
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