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A missing 79-year-old man has been found dead two kilometres from his vehicle.

RCMP said hunters located the body of Carl Ellingson a short time ago. No foul play is suspected, police said.

RCMP issued a missing persons alert after Ellingson failed to arrive at his home in Benito on Thursday. He was last seen leaving Swan River on Thursday after 5 p.m.

Ellingson required medication, and police and family members searched the area for him and his vehicle.

RCMP are continuing to investigate, but said no further information will be released.

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Updated on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:58 PM CST: corrects age to 79, adds photo

2:58 PM: updates with missing man found dead

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