Search underway for missing five-year-old boy in Red Earth Cree Nation

A large-scale search continues for five-year-old Frank Young in the Red Earth Cree Nation area

Five-year-old Frank Young has been missing from his home since Tuesday. (Red Earth Cree Nation/Photo Submitted)

RCMP and members of the Red Earth Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan continued to search for a missing boy who was last seen on the reserve Tuesday afternoon.

Police say five-year-old Frank Young does not appear to be abducted and the case doesn’t fit the criteria for an Amber Alert.

Frank was at his home around 12:30 p.m. and possibly at a local playground at around 3:30 p.m.

A search for the boy began Tuesday night at about 9 p.m.

“We are still looking,” said vice-chief Barry McKay on Wednesday. “Our men are getting tired but we’re still out there.”

RCMP officers, along with police dog services and search and rescue teams and the local community are all part of the large-scale search.

Door to door inquiries at residences continue to be conducted and Frank has not been located.

Police add there are weather concerns, including the possibility of snow, wind and low temperatures.

An RCMP plane was to conduct an aerial search later Wednesday.

Frank is described as four-feet tall, approximately 66 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing Paw Patrol rubber boots, green pyjamas with dinosaurs on them and a navy blue windbreaker-style jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Carrot River RCMP at 306-768-1200.

Red Earth Cree Nation is located around 300 km northeast of Saskatoon.

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