A search is underway for a man near Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

According to family members, David Tattuinee, 44, is believed to be across a lake located about 20 kilometres north of the community.

He had set out on his ATV to check his nets. His ATV was found but, there was no sign of him.

Searchers are combing the area.

Today is Tattuinee's birthday.