OPP start aerial search for elderly man who disappeared August 15
Gary Foster, 78, was last seen walking west on County Road 2 just west of Curran, Ont., with no shoes on
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.
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