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Search and rescue operation launched for missing man on west coast, ATV found over cliff

Search efforts are currently underway for 41-year-old Troy Blais, who is believed to have last been seen on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Blue Beach area of the Port au Port Peninsula.

Bay St. George RCMP received the report of the missing man at 8:40 a.m. Saturday and have started a search, with the Canadian Coast Guard, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Stephenville Ground Search and Rescue and other first responders engaged. His ATV was found over a cliff this morning in Black Duck Brook, near Lourdes.

Blais has a slim build, about 5’7”-5’8” tall, weighing 150 pounds and has brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee.

Police are interested in speaking with anyone who has seen Blais over the last few days or has any information on his whereabouts. 

Please contact the Bay St. George Detachment at 709-643-2118 with any information

Missing berry-picker from Chapel Arm found dead

A missing berry-picker from Chapel Arm has been found dead.

Whitbourne RCMP had been searching for 58-year-old Brent Warren of Chapel Arm, who was reported missing Wednesday morning.

Warren was last heard from Tuesday around noon when he stated that he was heading out to go berry picking in the Fairhaven area. He was operating a vehicle, which was since located parked just off the Trans-Canada Highway near Fairhaven.

The Avalon North Wolverines Search and Rescue and RCMP Police Dog Services and Traffic Services were engaged in the search.

Unfortunately, Warren was found deceased Wednesday evening.

Human remains found in Paradise identified as missing man Trevor Hamlyn

Police have identified the human remains found in Paradise this week as those of Trevor Hamlyn, who went missing four years ago.

Hamlyn disappeared from his home on Imogene Crescent in Paradise in 2018. Today, his family released a statement on Facebook, saying “after four long years, we can finally say Trevor has been found and we are able to get the closure we desperately need.”

Hamlyn’s remains were found Monday morning by a man walking his dog in the area of Three Island Pond. The cause of death has not been determined.

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