Author Topic: Missing | 78 Yr Old - Tony OLEKAS | Nipawin, SK | July 22nd 2016 |  (Read 1289 times)


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North Sask. RCMP searching for missing 78-year-old man

RCMP in northern Saskatchewan are searching for a 78-year-old man who went mushroom picking and never returned.

Tony Olekas left Nipawin, Sask., to pick wild mushrooms about 14 kilometres west of Hanson Lake Road near Big Sandy Lake on July 18. Olekas was reported missing by his family on July 25 after not being heard from since July 22.

Mounties have been searching for Olekas since he was reported missing. RCMP have conducted searches on the ground and deployed Search and Rescue teams. The Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, a non-profit volunteer aviation association also helped in the search, but with no success.

The RCMP remind people they're searching a very remote area with very limited cellular phone coverage, and they want to discourage people who are unfamiliar with the area from joining in the search. Nipawin is about 266 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

Olekas is described as standing five feet 11 inches tall with a medium build and short cut grey hair. He was last seen wearing dark coloured work clothes.

For people who have a cabin in this area and are attending it in the next short while, police ask that they be contacted if anyone notices any suspicious activity.

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