2nd UPDATE: April 25 4:30 PM
Carrot River RCMP continues to ask the public to report any information on the whereabouts of 5-year-old Frank Young.
He was last seen near his residence on Red Earth Cree Nation on April 19 at approximately 12:30 p.m. Investigators have determined he was possibly seen at the local playground as early as 2:30 p.m. Investigators have no information that he was abducted.
The Red Earth Cree Nation community and surrounding rural area has been searched as part of ongoing efforts.
Frank Young is described as 4 feet tall, approximately 66 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing Paw Patrol rubber boots, blue and green dinosaur pajamas and a navy blue windbreaker-style jacket.
Anyone that saw Frank Young on April 19, or has any information about his whereabouts, should call Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200. In an emergency, call 911 immediately.
UPDATE: April 21 9:45 AM
Saskatchewan RCMP, along with partner agencies and local community volunteers, continue to search for 5-year-old Frank Young.
An RCMP plane conducted an aerial search of the Red Earth Cree Nation area yesterday. Further aerial searches are planned for today, in addition to a Saskatchewan RCMP Underwater Recovery Team dive in a body of water in the search area.
Members of the local community, Saskatchewan RCMP’s Carrot River Detachment and Search and Rescue, Prince Albert Grand Council Search and Rescue, the Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers and others continue with ground search efforts.
RCMP and community members are searching for a missing five-year-old boy last seen yesterday afternoon on the Red Earth Cree Nation in northeastern Saskatchewan.
Frank Young is described as being four feet tall, weighing about 66 pounds, and having black hair and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing rubber boots, green pajamas, and a navy-blue jacket.
Mounties say there are weather concerns, including the possibility of snow, wind, and low temperatures.
“It’s cold and snowy and this is a very young child, so we are very concerned. The Saskatchewan RCMP and partner agencies, together with the local community, continue to tirelessly search for Frank,” says Sgt. Richard Tonge of the Carrot River RCMP.
“We are searching in the community, where Frank was last seen yesterday, including a large rural area outside of the community, which includes heavily treed areas as well as bodies of water. Efforts include using everything from all-terrain vehicles and boats to thermal imaging, on-foot grid searches and more.”
RCMP said they were also planning to perform an aerial search with a plane equipped with a thermal camera, later Thursday.
Door-to-door inquiries at residences continue to be conducted and Frank has not been located.
Investigation to date does not indicate an abduction has occurred and the criteria for an Amber Alert have not been met.
Anyone with information on Frank Young’s whereabouts should call Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200.