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Search and rescue operation underway for missing North Kentville resident

A search and rescue operation is underway for North Kentville resident Joshawa Bentley, 29, who was reported missing by the Kentville Police Service March 25.
A search and rescue operation is underway for North Kentville resident Joshawa Bentley, 29, who was reported missing by the Kentville Police Service March 25. - Sara Ericsson
KENTVILLE, N.S. —

A search and rescue operation is underway for North Kentville resident Joshawa Bentley, 29, who was reported missing by Kentville Police Service March 25.

The release was posted on Facebook by KPS around 7 a.m. and states Bentley was last seen leaving the Kings Arms Pub around 10:30 p.m. on March 23 in Kentville.

The Kentville Police Service has released the following images of Joshawa Bentley, 29, who was reported missing March 25.
The Kentville Police Service has released the following images of Joshawa Bentley, 29, who was reported missing March 25.

It describes Bentley as a white male with a beard, who is 6-foot-1 and 120 pounds, with a tattoo on his right forearm that reads, "sometimes you have to go through hell to get to Heaven," a tattoo of a handprint on his chest, and a tattoo of the Browning logo on his rear right shoulder.

Bentley was last seen wearing a red and black checked flannel shirt with a black shirt underneath and jeans.

A KPS officer at the staging area of the active search confirmed the search involved Valley Search and Rescue, volunteer firefighters from New Minas and Kentville departments, RCMP Police Dog Services and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter.

A KPS officer at the staging area of the active search confirmed the search currently involves Valley Search and Rescue, volunteer firefighters from New Minas and Kentville departments, RCMP Police Dog Services and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter.
A KPS officer at the staging area of the active search confirmed the search currently involves Valley Search and Rescue, volunteer firefighters from New Minas and Kentville departments, RCMP Police Dog Services and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter.

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