Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Berry picker missing

A massive air and ground search is underway in the heavy bush north of Timmins for a blueberry picker who has been missing since Tuesday. Ontario Provincial Police are leading the search with the assistance of Timmins Search and Rescue, and Porcupine Area Search and Rescue. The search is also using a canine team and a helicopter provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The weather has been sweltering hot and humid and the mosquitos have been rising in mass swarms in the evenings. Police have not revealed the name of the person except to say he is an elderly male. The man’s jeep was discovered near Murphy Road in a popular berry picking area.

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