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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 have not received any other calls concerning a male walking in the area,” police stated. “There have been no missing persons reports received.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Kawartha Lakes Police at 705-324-5252.
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