Efforts to find a missing man near Whistler, B.C., are growing in urgency, as the third day of searching draws to a close. (now fourth day).
Robert McKean was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, while out walking his dog Lexi at the top of Alpine Way, according to RCMP.
Search crews have now covered all the trails in the area McKean was believed to have been walking.
Search-and-rescue volunteers said Wednesday they had have shifted to helicoptering in to increasingly remote areas farther into the forest.
“The search will continue into the immediate future,” Brad Sills with Whistler Search and Rescue said.
Neighbour Jennifer Walsh told Global News the community was growing increasingly concerned, with colder and wetter conditions in the forecast.
“Pretty much right away, everyone wanted to start looking,” she said.
“He goes for daily walks; that’s when we see him, always walking the dog up and down the street and in the neighbourhood, see him every day walking Lexi, and so just very worrisome that he would be gone for that long and not coming back.”
Walsh said the community was particularly worried because McKean lives with dementia.