The ground search for a Timmins man missing since late August has been suspended by police.

In a media release issued on Monday, the Timmins Police Service said the investigation into the disappearance of Christopher Rivers continues, but after a ground search ‘yielded negative results’ it has been called off.

Rivers was reported missing on August 28 and he was last seen in Timmins the following day.

On September 6, the car Rivers was believed to be driving was located. It was abandoned off Murphy Road in the northeast end of the city. Police began a ground search in the nearby area on Friday and it continued into Saturday.

"The search was performed by members of the Timmins Police Service’s Emergency Response Team, as well as members of Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue. The Ontario Provincial Police also assisted in the search with resources including their helicopter and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle,” reads a statement from police.

“The ground search, having yielded negative results in locating the missing person, has been suspended pending further investigation.”

Rivers is described as a Caucasian male, approximately 5’10” tall, and 190 lbs. with a medium build. He has light brown hair and blue eyes. He is described as having unshaven facial hair.

“Police would like to confirm Rivers’ whereabouts to confirm his well-being,” said the department.

“Any information assisting in confirming that Rivers is safe and sound is being requested by police, even if information is not directly related to his whereabouts. Anyone having any information relating to this investigation is being asked to call Cst. Carter of the Criminal Investigations Section at 705-264-1201 ext. 8204.”