No senior found following search amid snowstorm east of Lindsay, Ont.: police

Police in Lindsay are searching for a senior reportedly wandering on the Trans-Canada trail east of the town amid Wednesday's snowstorm. Global News Peterborough file

UPDATE: Thursday, Jan. 26

On Thursday in a release issued at 10 a.m., the Kawartha Lakes Police Service stated they did not locate the senior or receive any other calls regarding a man walking in the area of the Trans-Canada Trail near Reaboro.

“There have been no missing persons reports received,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kawartha Lakes Police at 705-324-5252.

Original story:

A search continues for a senior reportedly wandering along a trail during Wednesday’s snowstorm east of Lindsay, Ont.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, around 3:40 p.m., officers responded to a request to check on the well-being of an elderly man walking on the Trans-Canada Trail between Lilac Road and Peace Road, east of Lindsay near the hamlet of Reaboro.

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The man was reportedly wearing “inappropriate clothing” for the weather, including not wearing pants.

Police say due to the severe winter weather, officers launched a search of the area, utilizing the Peterborough Police Service’s canine and drone units along with help from the OPP’s central region emergency response team.

A neighbourhood canvass of the area was also conducted.

In an email at 7 p.m. Wednesday, police said the search continues. The man is described as 70 to 80 years old, tall with a thin build. He had a long beard and was wearing a brown work-style coat (Tough Duck or Carhartt), a knitted toque, and was not wearing pants.

Police noted they had not received any other calls about a missing person.


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