It’s been almost a week since searchers in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, began looking for Eric Joamie, who went out hunting for the day last week and didn’t return.

Search teams have been searching the area since last Wednesday, when Eric Joamie left the community.

Mosesee Qappik, mayor of Pangnirtung, said some of Eric Joamie's gear has been found, not far outside of town.

“His backpack was found so we sent it to the RCMP to verify it, so the RCMP can visit the family to verify it," Qappik said in Inuktitut. "Then later, his boot was found.”

Qappik said they're holding meetings before sending out search teams.

He said some searchers have gone out by boat and are using underwater cameras.