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POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE TO LOCATE MISSING MAN

ROSS RIVER, YUKON (Tuesday, October 16, 2007) - The RCMP Ross River Detachment is
seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person.

Norman M. Hennel, in his 60s, of Yellowknife was last seen on Monday, September 3, 2007 when he was dropped off by plane in the Keel Lake area located approximately 80 kilometres northwest of the MacMillan pass on the Yukon/ Northwest Territory border.

Hennel is a Caucasian with blue eyes and grey hair. He is of medium to heavy build, approximately 1.80 meters (5'11") tall and weights approximately 81 kilograms (180 pounds). Hennel was last seen wearing a black Carhartt-type jacket, green wool pants, rubber boots and baseball cap. He was carrying a rifle, tarp/fly, axe and a Trapper Nelson backpack.

Hennel was first reported missing on October 1, 2007. The RCMP immediately attempted multiple air searches of the Keel Lake area which were hampered due to poor weather conditions. The area is not accessible from the ground at this time of year due to snow/ ground conditions. On October 8, 2007, a thorough search of the area's camp and cabins showed no signs of human activity.

RCMP investigators are unable to determine if Hennel is still in the Keel Lake area. It is possible that Hennel may have obtained a ride on the North Canol highway and travelled to British Columbia, Alberta or Northwest Territory.

RCMP officers are asking anyone with information on Hennel or his whereabouts to contact the RCMP Whitehorse Detachment at 667-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Media contact:

Cpl. Dave Morin
Detachment Commander
RCMP - Ross River Detachment
867-969-2677
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Attachment

Brigitte Parker, .
"M" Division
4100 - 4th ave.
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1H5

Phone: 867-667-5599
Fax: 867-393-6792
Email: brigitte.parker@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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http://www.nnsl.com/frames/newspapers/2007-10/oct19_07mss.html

Police search for man in Yukon wilderness

 
Mike W. Bryant
Northern News Services
Published Friday, October 19, 2007

YELLOWKNIFE - A Yellowknife man is missing in the mountainous border region between the NWT and Yukon, police say.

Norman M. Hennel, described as 5'11" and in his 60s with blue eyes and grey hair, was last seen Sept. 3 when he was dropped off by plane in the Keel Lake area, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of the MacMillan Pass on the Yukon/NWT border, to do some prospecting.

A friend in Whitehorse reported the man missing Oct. 1 after he failed to return from what should have been a week to 10-day expedition, according to RCMP Cpl. Dave Morin in Ross River, Yukon.
 
"His plan was to hike back out," said Morin.

"Our information was that he was going to go into this area, do some prospecting for a week, 10-days or so, and then hike back out on this trail ... then catch a ride with a hunter or whoever he could catch a ride with."
 
Hennel was last seen wearing a black Carhartt-type jacket, green wool pants, rubber boots and a baseball cap.
 
He was carrying a rifle, a fly-tarp, an axe and a Trapper Nelson backpack.

The RCMP have made multiple searches of the Keel Lake area by helicopter, but were hampered by poor weather.
 
The area is not accessible from the ground at this time of year due to snow conditions.
 
A ground search of the area Oct. 8 failed to turn up any sign of human activity.
 
Police say it's possible Hennel may have caught a ride on the North Canol Highway in the Yukon and headed for B.C., Alberta or the NWT.
 
Const. Roxanne Dreilich of the Yellowknife RCMP said this is not the first time Hennel has been reported missing.
 
He was reported missing twice last year, once from Yellowknife, the other from Alberta, said Dreilich.
 
"His family indicates he is an experienced outdoorsman, does a bit of trapping and prospecting, so it's not unusual for him to go off on his own," said Dreilich.
 
"But he was expected back at a particular date and hasn't returned."

Dreilich said it doesn't appear that Hennel has family in Yellowknife but he does in B.C. and in Alberta.
 
She said the man's file states he last resided in Yellowknife but with no fixed address.



http://yukon-news.com/news/7933/

Yellowknife man lost in Yukon

Friday October 19, 2007

By Genesee Keevil

The Ross River RCMP detachment is searching for Norman M. Hennel.

The Yellowknife man, who’s in his 60s, was last seen on September 3.

But Hennel wasn’t reported missing until October 1st.

Dropped off by floatplane in the Keel Lake area at the start of September, he was last seen wearing a black Carhartt-style jacket, green wool pants, rubber boots and a baseball cap.

Hennel was carrying a rifle, tarp/fly, an axe and a Trapper Nelson backpack.

After he was reported missing, the RCMP attempted multiple air searches of the Keel Lake area, located approximately 80 kilometres northwest of MacMillan Pass near the Yukon/Northwest Territories border.

However, the searches were impeded by poor weather.

This time of year, the area is not accessible by land because of snow and ground conditions.

On October 8th, the RCMP managed to complete a search of the area’s camp and cabins.

There was no sign of any human activity.

The RCMP has not determined whether Hennel is still in the Keel Lake vicinity.

It is possible he may have gotten a ride on the North Canol road and traveled to British Columbia or the Northwest Territories, states an RCMP release.

Hennel is a Caucasian with blue eyes and grey hair. He has a medium to heavy build and is roughly 1.8 metres tall.

He weighs about 81 kilograms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whitehorse RCMP at 667-5555. (GK)