(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) – Members of the East Algoma Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are presently completing a search in the Portelance Lake area for a missing male.

Blake MCCOOL, 63 years of age, last spoke to family members mid November 2015.  On December 26, 2015, a family member reported him missing to Toronto Police Service.  A family member advised police that he may have attended the Elliot Lake area to go hunting north of the city in the Portelance Lake area.

On March 18, 2016, the OPP located the missing male’s white 2009 Dodge CTX, 4 door hatchback at the end of an old logging road in the Portelance Lake area.  A search of the area was conducted at that time but the missing male was not located.

The OPP has resumed their search and is asking the public’s assistance to locate this male.

Blake McCoolHe is a white male, described as being approximately 5’10” tall with a thin build, weighing approximately 160 pounds.  When last seen, he had short grey hair, a grey mustache and grey eyes.  He is also known to have a grey beard.  It is unknown what clothing he was wearing.

This time of year we know people are going into the bush to open up cabins and getting ready for the fishing season.  If you see anything suspicious, make note of the location and report it to the Elliot Lake OPP.

Any person with information related to this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit information online at www.tipsubmit.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2000.