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- Created: Tuesday, 15 October 2013 13:17
- Published: Tuesday, 15 October 2013 13:17
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Volunteers in northern Manitoba continue to search today for a man missing from Indian Birch River. Community members on the First Nation, about four hours north of Brandon, have been searching for 42-year-old Gordon Brass since Oct. 4.
RCMP told CTV that planes from the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Manitoba are now helping in the effort. Family in the community said there are about 80 volunteers.
Brass’ sister Margaret Linklater told CTV he went to the store to get chips and a drink and made his way to a nearby community, and no one has seen him since.
So far there is no sign of Brass, except for some of his clothing. Volunteers found two of his jacket, shoes and socks. One of the pieces of clothing found has been turned in to the local detachment, said RCMP.
Linklater said Brass has never gone missing before and describes him as a quiet man. She told CTV she's frustrated with a lack of help from the RCMP, but says they are now helping in the investigation.
Searchers have set up a communications base at the gas bar in Indian Birch River. RCMP say they have been in contact with the family and the volunteer search party since the file was opened on Oct. 9.
No foul play is suspected.