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Crews step up Deer Park search for missing fisherman

Three ground search and rescue teams, including a helicopter and two hovercraft, are searching for an overdue fisherman who has been missing from the Deer Park area off the Salmonier Line.
The search continues for a missing fisherman who went ice fishing on Hawco's Pond in Deer Park early Wednesday. (CBC)

Three ground search and rescue teams, with help from a helicopter and two hovercraft, have resumed the search for an overdue fisherman reported missing from the Deer Park area off the Salmonier Line. 

The rescue crews suspended their search due to darkness on Wednesday night.

Police said the man, 57, set out to go ice fishing on Hawco's Pond earlier Wednesday, but failed to return home as expected that night.

RCMP said a police dog is also helping with the search.

They're reminding people to stay off ice, as warmer weather has created unsafe conditions.