Nfld. & Labrador

Police suspend search for missing Bay Roberts man

Joshua Wall, 26, disappeared during Friday's blizzard. After four days, police are calling off the search unless they receive new information or there's 'considerable snowmelt.'

Search for Joshua Wall called off unless there's new info or 'considerable snowmelt,' say police

Joshua Wall left his Roaches Line home to walk to a friend's house at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, and has not been heard from since. (Submitted)

Police have suspended the search for a Roaches Line, N.L., man who went missing during Friday's blizzard.

Bay Roberts RCMP worked with search and rescue personnel, police dogs, and drones Tuesday to look for Joshua Wall, 26, who left his family home Friday to walk to a friend's home.

While the official search for Joshua Wall is suspended, the Wall family and friends will carry on looking for Joshua. 

On Thursday the family is hoping to enlist the help of volunteers, beginning at 9 a.m. at 365 Main Roaches Line.

Wayne Wall, Joshua's father, told CBC News he's very grateful for all the support.

"Despite exhaustive efforts today and over the last four days, Joshua has not been located. Search efforts have now been paused," said a statement from an RCMP spokesperson Tuesday evening.

The spokesperson later clarified that "paused" means the search is "called off for now, unless we get new info or we have considerable snowmelt."

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