Mounties in Saskatchewan say a missing five-year-old boy from the Red Earth Cree Nation does not appear to be abducted and the case doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert.
Carrot River RCMP in northeastern Saskatchewan say Frank Young was last seen Tuesday afternoon on the reserve.
Frank was at his home around 12:30 p.m. and possibly at the local playground around 3:30 p.m.
He is described as four-feet tall, approximately 66 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
“It’s cold and snowy and this is a very young child, so we are very concerned,” says Sgt. Richard Tonge of the Carrot River RCMP. “The Saskatchewan RCMP and partner agencies, together with the local community, continue to tirelessly search for Frank.
“We are searching in the community, where Frank was last seen yesterday, including a large rural area outside of the community, which includes heavily treed areas as well as bodies of water. Efforts include using everything from all-terrain vehicles and boats to thermal imaging, on-foot grid searches and more.”
RCMP officers, along with Police Dog Services and Search and Rescue, as well as volunteers from Prince Albert Grand Council Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers and the local community are all part of the large-scale search, police say.
Door to door inquiries at residences continue to be conducted and Frank has not been located.
Police say Frank was last seen wearing Paw Patrol rubber boots, green pyjamas with dinosaurs on them and a navy blue windbreaker-style jacket.
Police add there are weather concerns, including the possibility of snow, wind and low temperatures.
An RCMP plane was to conduct an aerial search later Wednesday.