UPDATE – CHILD HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE
The OPP thanks the public for its assistance.
THUNDER BAY OPP SEARCHING FOR MISSING CHILD
(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment is actively searching for a missing child in the Ilkka Drive area, off of Hwy 11/17, Conmee Township, north of Kakabeka Falls.
On October 5, 2020 at approximately 1:30 p.m. the 4-year-old, was last seen in his yard.
He is described as 4″2″, medium build, short blond hair, blue eyes, wearing a blaze orange hunting hat, grey & black winter jacket & black pants.
Thunder Bay Detachment officers are being assisted by the Canine Unit, North West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT), Search and Rescue (SAR) along with a Ministry of Natural Resources and Fire (MNRF) helicopter.
The OPP are bringing in their fixed-wing aircraft with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR). Police are asking that anyone trying to assist in the search avoid going into the bush area. FLIR can detect thermal imaging and Police want only one thermal image on this unit to bring this incident to a successful conclusion. Stay on the roads in that area, please.
If you are travelling in this area and happen to see this child, please contact the OPP at or 911.1-888-310-1122.