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Police looking for missing man last seen at Old Mill Campground

2023-09-03-reneblais
Rene Blais was last seen at the Old Mill Campground west of Timmins on Sept. 1 around 1 p.m.

Editor's Note: Police say the missing man was found dead on Sept. 5.

There's a heightened police presence west of Timmins as police search for a man last seen on Friday. 

Rene Blais, 57, was last seen at the Old Mill Campground west of Timmins around 1 p.m. on Sept. 1. He was driving a 2017 Polaris Ranger UTV XP 1000 with the Ontario licence plate #OJN44. 

Today (Sept. 3) multiple OPP units are in the campground area to search for him. Police say the family is concerned for his well-being.

The crews on scene include a helicopter, the emergency response team, and the snow vehicle, all-terrain vessel enforcement (SAVE). 

Blais is described as a white male who is 6'1" tall with a medium build. He has salt and pepper hair, an owl and eagle tattoo on his chest and an angel tattoo on his back. 

Anyone with information is asked to call OPP at 1-800-310-1122.