Errington man still missing; ASAR gets a boost from RDN

Arrowsmith Search and Rescue has received seven calls in the first six weeks of 2015

A 58-year-old Errington man is still missing. Richard Norman was last seen by family on Friday morning at his home near the Englishman River Provincial Park. ASAR volunteers searched the area Friday night, all day Saturday and all day Sunday.

ASAR president Nick Rivers confirmed search and rescue personnel stood down Sunday night, but will reconvene the moment RCMP need assistance.

“As soon as any more information comes in we will reconvene the search,” said Rivers.

Police describe Norman as a Caucasian male, six-foot-three inches tall with a heavy build. He has short white hair, hazel eyes and severe scarring on the left side of his forehead.

At Tuesday night’s RDN committee of the whole meeting ASAR officials talked to directors about their organization, what they do and how they are funded.  RDN board members voted to allocate a one-time grant of $5,000 to ASAR. The vote will be ratified at the next regular board meeting.

ASAR officials say it’s been one of the busiest years to-date.

They received seven calls in the first six weeks of 2015 — plus one on New Years Eve.  Search manager Ken Neden says December and January are generally their slower months, sometimes going weeks without any call-outs.

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