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Search for missing man from Indian Birch river intensifies

Posted: 10/15/2013 2:30 PM | Comments: 0

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Search and rescue aircraft are in the air and RCMP have dogs on the ground as authorities step up a search for a missing 42-year-old man after an article of clothing was turned over on the weekend.

Gordon Albert Brass, 42, went missing on Oct. 9 from Indian Birch River, north of Swan River in western Manitoba. On the weekend, local search parties turned up an article of clothing believed to be his. They turned it over to the RCMP

Swan River RCMP responded by calling in the Civil Air Search and Rescue aircraft. Saturday they took to the air over Indian Birch River, and broadened the search over the Porcupine Hills and Kettle Hills areas, as well. The area north of Swan River is considered accessible but it’s also remote. It’s sandwiched between two provincial parks, the Porcupine Hills Provincial Forest and the Swan Pelican Provincial Forest.

Brass went missing while the province was under a warm spell but since then the weather’s taken a decided turn for the worst, with heavy rain and fierce winds late last week. By Thanksgving temperatures had dropped to seasonal levels.

Meanwhile, on the ground RCMP Search and Rescue, with help from the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner, and RCMP dog services are currently in the community of Indian Birch to help in the search for the man.

Local volunteers from Indian Birch and Swan River have been out searching on their own since Oct. 11, with RCMP in Swan River keeping in touch with members of the man’s family and contacts in the local search parties.

Brass is described as a slender man, 5-foot-6, 129 pounds. Authorities do not suspect foul play and Brass is known to travel around the area, visiting in Kettle Hills, Winnipeg and elsewhere, often showing up out of the blue.

His family is worried because he’s been missing so long and he has a history of seizures.

Swan River, about 500 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg is the last large town on the way north to the two parks and the area where Brass lives.

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