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Missing McCreary Man Found Dead


A missing McCreary man was found dead following a search by police and volunteers last week.

On Jan. 5, at 2:30 p.m., Ste Rose du Lac RCMP received a report of a missing 30-year-old man.

He was last seen at 2 a.m., Jan. 5, leaving a residence in the Ochre River area and was believed to be returning to his home in McCreary.

At approximately 3 p.m., officers were advised that his vehicle had been found on PP 582, west of the community of Makinak.

A check of the vehicle and of nearby homes did not locate him.

Officers, along with numerous volunteers, conducted a search of the area until approximately 8 p.m., when the search was called off for safety reasons due to the extreme cold.

The next morning, officers from Ste Rose du Lac, the RCMP Search and Rescue team, RCMP Police Dog Services and volunteers resumed the search.

The man was located deceased approximately a kilometre away from his vehicle.

Ste Rose du Lac RCMP continue to investigate.

Staff Writer