Kawartha Lakes police unable to locate elderly man wearing inappropriate clothing for the weather

Police conducted extensive search after a report man was seen walking on Trans-Canada Trail near Reaboro

The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)
The City of Kawartha Lakes Police Service in Lindsay. (Photo: City of Kawartha Lakes)

Kawartha Lakes police are asking for the public’s assistance following an unsuccessful search for an elderly man who was reportedly wearing inappropriate clothing for the weather while walking on the Trans-Canada Trail near Reaboro.

At 3:38 p.m. on Wednesday (January 25), police responded to a report to check the well-being of the man, who was seen walking on the trail between Lilac Road and Peace Road. According to the report, the man was not wearing pants.

Due to the severe winter weather conditions, police immediately initiated a search of the area, with the assistance of canine and drone operators from the Peterborough Police Service and the OPP Central Region Emergency Response Team. A neighbourhood canvass of the area was conducted.

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The extensive search did not locate the man, and police have not received any other calls concerning a man walking in the area or any missing persons reports.

The man is described as 70 to 80 years old, white, tall with a thin build, and with a long beard. He was wearing a brown work-style coat (Tough Duck or Carhartt) and a knitted toque, and was not wearing pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kawartha Lakes Police at 705-324-5252.