Police and Search and Rescue teams are continuing to look for a missing man.
41 year old Benjamin Kilmer, of Cobble Hill went missing Wednesday evening when his vehicle was found in the area of Cowichan Lake Road and Menzies Road.
His vehicle was left running and his personal belongings were inside.
RCMP say multiple resources were utilized overnight Wednesday evening including police investigators, a dog team and 29 searchers.
The search expanded today (Thurs) to include the RCMP helicopter, 60 Search and Rescue searchers from a number of Vancouver Island search teams including Cowichan, Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Salt Spring Island, Juan de Fuca and the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization.
Mounties say they have enough Search and Rescue resources at the moment and do not require any more public assistance in the search area.
However, police say anyone out hiking is asked to keep an eye out for Kilmer who is described as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, 205 pounds with short brown hair and blue eyes.
He was clean shaven and was wearing light coloured pants, a black shirt and steel toed work boots.
If you see him, or have any information that may help locate him, call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.