Search continues for 14 year old boy in the community of Makkovik, Labrador

Alicia Elson
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An air search is being conducted today to try to locate a 14-year-old boy who has been missing since yesterday in the Makkovik area.

Corporal Kimball Vardy of the RCMP detachment in Makkovik, Labrador said they received the report of a missing boy around 7 p.m. last night.

The boy had been snowmobiling with his cousin earlier in the day, and had dropped his cousin off at his grandmother’s house at around 1:30 p.m.

Family members became concerned when the boy did not return home for supper.

They contacted the RCMP who then began conducting a ground search through the town and the local trails.

Around 7:30 p.m. the RCMP contacted local Search and Rescue coordinator, Barry Anderson, to assist the RCMP with ground searches in the communities of Makkovik and Postville.

The search continued up until 2:30 am and began again at 7 a.m. this morning.

RCMP air services have been contacted and commercial air transportation services have also been advised of the missing youth and have been asked to keep an eye out in the areas.

A helicopter from Fire and Emergency is currently on route to the community.

It had been snowing in the community yesterday and this morning but it is expected to clear off this afternoon.

 “The search is still ongoing and we’re still continuing with our ground searches as well as any air support we can get when the weather is good," said Cpl. Vardy

“We’ve also got a lot of support from the communities; the community is coming together and doing whatever they can for everybody and lots of people volunteering to do the search."

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