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The search for a missing 82-year-old man is intensifying today in the water and along the shoreline in Mira Gut, Cape Breton. 

The Cape Breton man left his home sometime Thursday morning driving a 2003 Pontiac and hasn't been seen since. He was reported missing Thursday afternoon.

The 2003 Pontiac was reported abandoned near Bob's Lane in Mira Gut at around 11:30 a.m. on Friday and police as well as Cape Breton Ground Search and Rescue began a search of the area. 

Cape Breton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Max Sehl said a helicopter, three vessels from local fire departments and a Canadian Coast Guard will comb the shoreline and the inlet around Mira Gut.