Night vision gear fails to locate U.S. hunter
Police in western Newfoundland have called off the search for Indiana resident William Oberkiser, after a helicopter crew using night vision equipment failed to find any sign of the missing hunter.
Oberkiser, 65, was reported missing after his truck was found Oct. 9 grounded on a tree stump along an unpaved path about 15 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway.
Police, a volunteer search team and a military Cormorant helicopter returned to the area near the start of the Burgeo highway on Thursday after hunters reported hearing a voice in the distance.
RCMP said unless they get new information, the search will resume later in the fall, once trees have lost their foliage.