Search underway for missing 80-year-old salmon angler near Cormack

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The RCMP says a search is underway for 80-year-old Clarence Robbins of Deer Lake. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
The RCMP says a search is underway for 80-year-old Clarence Robbins of Deer Lake. (David Bell/CBC - image credit)
David Bell/CBC
David Bell/CBC

The RCMP says a search is underway for an 80-year-old man from Deer Lake who was last seen leaving his home Tuesday afternoon.

Clarence Robbins was reported to have left his home in a vehicle to go fishing for salmon, and had not returned, the force said in a statement.

The police were notified around 1 a.m. NT Wednesday.

Robbins had been travelling alone.

Police say his unoccupied vehicle was located on a dirt road near a salmon fishing area outside of Cormack earlier on Wednesday.

Ground searches involving Deer Lake Ground Search and Rescue and aerial searches by Government Air Services are continuing.

Police are asking anyone with information on Robbins to contact Deer Lake RCMP at 709-635-2173.

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