A search is underway for a snowmobiler in Manitoba who failed to return home after leaving an island on Lake Winnipegosis earlier this week.
The RCMP say 27-year-old Walter Thomas of Easterville left two fishermen behind at a cabin on Thompson Island when he departed between late Monday and early Tuesday.
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When he left, he had the keys to a Bombardier, leaving two other men stranded at the cabin.
Police say one of the stranded men was able to make contact with a family member by radio and a check of Thomas’s residence found he had not returned.
A Hercules plane from CFB Trenton searched the area overnight, without any luck. Local residents and RCMP officers were continuing to search Wednesday.
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Police say the men stranded at the cabin have shelter, food, and supplies, and police say they were to be helped home Wednesday.
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The Mounties say they’re very concerned for Thomas’s well-being due to poor weather conditions in the area.
–With files from Shane Gibson
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