A search and rescue mission is underway after 37-year-old Lanny Stewart of Fort McPherson was reported missing on Tuesday. 

Stewart had set out on a quad on Monday morning from James Creep camp to go hunting, and was expected to return by dinner. James Creek is approximately 60 km south of the Dempster Highway.

After failing to return, people at the camp began searching for Stewart, but no clues turned up. Police were then called.

“Weather conditions of blowing snow and gusty winds have hampered the search efforts thus far,” said RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon. “Searchers continue to search as the weather conditions allow.”

The quad is described as a blue, Yamaha 350.

Lanny was wearing a hoodie, yellow and black snow machine jacket, jeans, a baseball hat and boots. He had a hunting rifle and extra fuel.

Stewart is described as:

  • an Aboriginal male
  • five feet 10 inches tall
  • 149 lbs with a medium build
  • black hair
  • brown eyes

The search involves members from James Creek camp, citizens of Fort McPherson, the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue (CASARA) and local helicopter companies.

If you have information that may assist in this search, contact the Fort McPherson RCMP at 867-952-1111.