Police said Saturday evening that a missing resident of Grand Falls-Windsor has been found safely after a fishing trip went awry.

A search for the man, 68, had started Friday after he failed to return home from a fishing trip on the previous evening.

In a statement, RCMP said the man had spent two nights in the woods between Point of Bay and Cottrell's Cove.

Police said his pickup truck was found on Friday morning near Coyley's Pond. The man had left a cabin to go fishing in the area.

The search involved police, a dog unit, the Exploits search and rescue team, and a helicopter.