Missing man found safe in Algonquin Park

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A missing 26-year-old man from Richmond Hill was found safe after being separated from friends in Algonquin Park, police report.

On Sunday, December 13, 2020, at approximately 12:40 pm, members of the Killaloe detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a missing persons call in Algonquin Provincial Park.

The missing man was part of a winter camping excursion with friends, who had set up camp in the area of the Western Uplands Trail.

The OPP Emergency Response Team, (ERT) along with the Canine Unit were deployed to coordinate and assist in the search.

OPP Aviation Services and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) were initially deployed to assist, but were forced to return to base due to adverse weather conditions.

OPP Emergency Response members and the OPP Canine Unit were successful in tracking the missing man on foot, who when located was approximately 8 km deep into the rugged terrain of Algonquin Park.

The missing man was transported out of the park by ERT and Canine members, and taken to hospital by ambulance with non-life threatening, exposure related injuries.

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