Missing Algoma hunter found after overnight search
OPP Canine Unit (file)
SUDBURY -- The Ontario Provincial Police's Emergency Response Team located a 69-year-old hunter that went missing on the weekend in the Algoma District.
The hunter went out around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, but when he didn't show up to meet his son on Mile Marker 17 Road off of Hinkler Road in Meen Township later that evening, the son enlisted the help of two conservation officers that he found in the area, police said in a news release.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry called the East Algoma detachment of the OPP at 11:15 p.m. Saturday and the Emergency Response Team and northeast canine unit were deployed.
The hunter was found near Mile Marker Road 15 at approximately 8:25 a.m. Sunday. He had minor injuries and was suffering from a mild case of hypothermia.
"OPP Aviation Services Unit assisted in the extraction of the hunter to an ambulance and transported to local hospital in Elliot Lake," said police.