RCMP in Pictou County have released photos in the hope they will help them find Stephen Robert Willemse, a 41-year-old man from MacLellan's Brook who was last seen five days ago.

Search-and-rescue crews started looking for Willemse on Wednesday. They searched the West Loon Lake area in Pictou County but didn't find any clues.

They later switched their focus to Willemse's home and the nearby area.

Willemse drives a white 2011 Ford Ranger with the Nova Scotia licence plate FHE-189.

Anyone with information about Willemse's whereabouts is asked to contact police in one of the following ways:

  • Phone Pictou County District RCMP at (902) 755-4141
  • Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text TIP202 + your message to 274637
  • Submit a tip at crimestoppers.ns.ca.