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Winnipeg man missing since Nov. 15 found 'skinny' but fine

After being reported missing Nov. 15, a tired and hungry Brad Lambert walked into a store in Marchand Saturday morning.

"We gave him a sub sandwich and Gatorade," said Susan Martens, an employee at the store southeast of Steinbach. The 240-pound Winnipeg man looked "skinny" when he entered the store, said Martens.

Norman Brad Lambert, 46, was last seen in Marchand on Nov. 15


Norman Brad Lambert, 46, was last seen in Marchand on Nov. 15

"He said he was lost in the bush," she said.

"I just told him to phone his wife."

She remembers Lambert’s wife coming into the store on the weekend after he was reported missing, asking people to keep an eye out for her 46-year-old husband.

Martens said she believes Lambert had some help while he was missing — help from a higher power.

"The power of prayer works," said the member of the Steinbach Christian Fellowship. Lambert was kept in the congregation’s prayers, she said.

"People went out looking for him," said Martens. Her boss, the store’s owner, was one of the volunteers who took part in the search for Lambert, she said.

With no leads in the missing persons case, though, police on Friday issued a news release asking people in Manitoba and Ontario to check their property for the six-foot Lambert. He had last been seen in the Marchand area wearing camouflage clothing and driving his Ford F150 truck, police said.

On Saturday, when the story appeared, so did Lambert.

Winnipeg police spokesman Const. Eric Hofley said the missing persons unit was informed by family members that Lambert is back and OK. Police will interview Lambert about his whereabouts, Hofley said, and how he survived so long  in the dead of winter.

Martens said she’s just relieved that Lambert is alive and well.


Updated on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7:28 PM CST: adds details, quotes

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