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Search continues today for missing MB snowmobiler

By: Harry Callaghan
Posted: February 23, 2021 08:28

Danny Lemay went missing in Whiteshell Provincial Park Sunday

Image: Danny LeMay - Facebook

Lac Du Bonnet RCMP have provided more details on their efforts to locate a missing snowmobiler. 

RCMP say on February 21, 2021 at approximately 11:25 pm, they received a report that 50-year-old Dan Lemay from Grunthal, MB was overdue. 

He had left Pinewood Lodge on a snowmobile trip around 4:00 pm to retrieve a broken snowmobile that was left at Rennie, Manitoba. He had called a family member at approximately 7:15 pm to advise that he was unsure of his location, but believed he was close to Nutimik Lake. He again contacted the family member at 9:15 pm saying he thought he was near Pinewood Lodge, and that is the last contact Lemay had with his family member.

By 8:00 am on February 22, 2021, local riders who know all the snowmobile trails in the area had been out looking for Lemay, but were unable to locate him. RCMP were on scene and CASARA had a plane in the air looking for Lemay. The RCMP then brought in a ground search team as did the Office of the Fire Commissioner, who continue to search on foot and with snowmobiles.

Today (Feb 23) a helicopter with thermal technology is now flying in the area looking for any heat signatures that may be Lemay while the ground search teams continue their efforts. Lemay was dressed for the conditions and he knows the area. However, police are concerned as he has been out of contact for quite some time and does not have supplies, such as food and water, with him.

Police and the OFC continue their search efforts and will provide an update when possible.

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