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Courtenay, B.C., the general area in which an elderly couple apparently went missing in September, is pictured in this Google Map screengrab

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An elderly Vancouver Island couple has been found safe on B.C.'s North Coast.

Prince Rupert RCMP confirm 82-year-old John Fuller and his wheelchair-bound, 77-year-old wife, Margaret, are fine.

Apparently a misunderstanding between the couple and other family members led to concern that the Fullers were missing on the drive between Prince Rupert and Smithers.

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Family members contacted police after the Fullers missed a planned gathering in Smithers on Monday evening and then did not show up at a scheduled meeting point in the Bulkley Valley town on Tuesday morning.

They contacted relatives this morning.

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