Police in Prince Albert, Sask., are looking for a man who has not been heard from in more than two weeks.

Rodney Ritchie, 40, told a family member that he was going camping on Sept. 3, but he has not been heard from since, according to police. Ritchie was reported missing six days later.

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Prince Albert police say Rodney Ritchie, 40, may be wearing a black hat with a Canadian flag design on it, and he may be using a red tent. ((Prince Albert Police Service))

Sgt. Kelly McLean said a ground search has not been launched at this time because police don't know where to look.

"One of the difficult situations that we're faced with here with Mr. Ritchie is that there is absolutely no information on where he was going camping," McLean told CBC News on Monday.

"We don't have a direction of travel, we don't really have a starting point to go and look for Mr. Ritchie."

McLean said an investigator is working on the file, but he conceded that there is only so much police can do.

"There's a line here that we have to draw between Mr. Ritchie's privacy and our desire — and the family's desire — to simply ascertain that he's safe," he said.

Ritchie is described as being five feet five inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. Police say Ritchie may be wearing a black hat with a Canadian flag design on it, and he may be using a red tent.

Anyone with information about Ritchie's whereabouts is asked to contact the Prince Albert Police Service at (306) 953-4222.