The P.E.I. Ground Search and Rescue "Hasty Teams" and an RCMP police service dog are back to searching for a missing Kinkora man this morning.
The crews searched the high probability areas for Justin Hunter, 32, until midnight last night without success and were back in the area this morning at first light to continue the search.
The RCMP is asking residents of Kinkora to check their sheds and outbuildings for any sign of Hunter, who is 32 years old, as 5'8" tall, 190 lbs, with short brown hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning when he was dropped off at his residence in Kinkora.
The RCMP is concerned for Hunter's well-being, given the high winds and low temperatures over the past 24 hours.
The search was prompted last evening when RCMP Prince District responded to a report of a motor vehicle down an embankment on Route 225 (Kinkora Road) 1.5 km west of Kinkora. Upon examining the scene, one set of footprints was seen circling the vehicle, a 2007 grey Mazda 6, which had landed on its roof. The footprints have since blown over and filled with snow making it hard to determine direction of travel of the individual who left the vehicle.
RCMP have checked with family and friends and have not been able to locate the vehicle owner.
Anyone with any information on Hunter's whereabouts is urged to contact the RCMP immediately at (902) 566-7112.