Hawkesbury OPP say they've began an aerial search for a 78-year-old man last seen Tuesday, walking on a county road with no shoes on.

Gary Foster missing elderly man Curran Ont Alfred Plantagenet OPP

Gary Foster, 78, was last seen walking west on County Road 2, about two kilometres west of the small community of Curran, Ont., on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2017. (OPP handout)

At about 3:35 p.m. on August 15, Gary Foster left his home in the Township of Alfred and Plantagenet and walked along Concession Road 9, which runs between County Road 2 and the South Nation River.

A vehicle picked him up and dropped him off in the small community of Curran, which sits on County Road 2 south of Plantagenet, OPP said in a media release.

That same day, at about 4:30 p.m., Foster was seen walking west on County Road 2, about two kilometres west of Curran.

Detachment officers and OPP emergency response team members commenced a search of the area near County Road 2 on Wednesday. The aerial search began Thursday, according to a media release.

Foster is described as a white man standing five feet nine inches tall and weighing 200 to 225 pounds. He was wearing a red Massey Ferguson baseball cap, a tank top, red shorts with an orange pinstripe on both sides, black socks and no shoes.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


  • OPP initially said the man disappeared July 5 but subsequently revised the date to August 15.
    Aug 17, 2017 5:44 PM ET