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Update: Innisfail RCMP no longer seeking distressed Penhold man reportedly carrying shotgun

Mounties say Penhold man could have been in Red Deer
RCMP was seeking the public's assistance to locate Calvin Michael Foster, 33, of Penhold, who was reported as last seen leaving his Penhold home early in the morning of Oct. 15 reportedly carrying a shotgun. Photo courtesy of RCMP

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the latest information from RCMP.

INNISFAIL – RCMP are no longer seeking the public’s help to find a Penhold man in distress who left his home in the early morning hours who was first reported as having been in possession of a shotgun.

RCMP Cpl. Deanna Fontaine said in a media release issued earlier today that Calvin Michael Foster, 33, of Penhold, was last seen early in the morning on Oct. 15 at about 3 a.m. leaving his Penhold residence on foot with a shotgun.

"Innisfail RCMP have located Calvin Foster safe and he was unarmed. Innisfail RCMP’s investigation determined that Calvin was not in possession of a shotgun and no firearms had been removed from his residence. There are no further concerns for Calvin’s well-being or the safety of the public in this case," RCMP said in a release issued hours after having first put the public on notice Innisfail RCMP was looking for him.

Earlier in the day, Fontaine said Innisfail RCMP’s efforts to locate Foster were unsuccessful and there were concerns for his well-being.

She said Foster has been known to frequent Red Deer.

Foster was described as five-feet, six-inches tall weighing 149 pounds. He has brown eyes and blonde hair.
Anyone with information regarding Foster’s whereabouts was asked to contact the Innisfail RCMP detachment at 403-227-3342.

Anyone who saw Foster was cautioned not approach him. Call 911, RCMP directed.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous could contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. 


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