The RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate a 66-year-old Ottawa man reported missing earlier this month.
Guy Mirabeau was dropped off by a charter aviation company in the Chain Lakes area near Mayo on June 24, and hasn’t been seen since.
“This gentleman was familiar with the area,” said Staff Sgt. Brad Kaeding. “He had been camping or living out there in the summer time for a number of years now. So he was accustomed to the area, he was familiar with the surroundings and that sort of thing.
“Unfortunately the family has provided information that led us to believe that he was in danger and needed to be found to just ensure his safety.”
Communications from Mirabeau to his family gave a “fairly strong indication that he was perhaps a danger to himself,” said Kaeding.
“Unfortunately the search that was conducted both by helicopter and on the ground by a number of people did not succeed in locating him.”
Now the RCMP are asking the public if anyone has seen Mirabeau either since he went into the woods or shortly before that.
“The people who were searching for him were fairly confident that he was still alive, that he wasn’t in the area where he was believed to have been,” said Kaeding.
Mirabeau is described as a Caucasian male, 5’8” and 169 lbs., with grey hair and brown eyes.
He travelled by Greyhound bus to the Yukon between June 17 and 24 and may have stayed at the Chilkoot Trail Inn before heading into the bush.
Anyone with information is asked to call Mayo RCMP at 867-996-2677.