A search for a missing hunter from Hall Beach, Nunavut, has been underway since Monday.

Halie MacNeil-Smith, the hamlet's senior administrative officer, says the young man failed to return from a caribou hunting trip, after becoming separated from the rest of his hunting party.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Trenton, Ont., has an airplane involved in the search, she says.

MacNeil-Smith says the hunter is experienced and well-equipped to be out on the land.

Igloolik Search and Rescue has also joined the search.