On Wednesday afternoon Ste Rose du Lac RCMP received a report of a missing 30-year-old male from McCreary who was last seen at 2:00 am leaving a residence in the Ochre River area and was believed to be returning to his home in McCreary.

Officers were advised that his vehicle had been found on Provincial Road 582, located west of the community of Makinak.

Officers, along with numerous volunteers, conducted a search of the area.

After a check of the vehicle and of nearby homes they did not locate him and continued the search until approximately 8:00 pm, when it was called off for safety reasons due to the extreme cold.

This morning, officers from Ste Rose du Lac, the RCMP Search and Rescue team, RCMP Police Dog Services and volunteers resumed the search and he was located deceased approximately a kilometre away from his vehicle.

Ste Rose du Lac RCMP continues to investigate.