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RCMP continue searches for missing 69-year-old man

Searches continue in an effort to find a missing 69-year-old man from Deschambault Lake who was last seen in mid-July.
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Malcolm Custer was last seen at Big Sandy Lake and along the Hanson Lake Road June 17.

Searches continue in an effort to find a missing 69-year-old man from Deschambault Lake who was last seen in mid-July.

RCMP, other law-enforcement agencies and community members have looked for Malcolm Custer since he last appeared. So far, Custer's whereabouts remain unknown.

Custer was officially reported missing on July 20, having initially left Deschambault Lake on foot to go to La Ronge. He was last seen July 17, according to police, around the Big Sandy Lake area along Saskatchewan Highway 106, better known as the Hanson Lake Road, about 110 kilometres away from Deschambault Lake by road.

Reports released by RCMP following his disappearance also claimed that Custer may have been seen on Saskatchewan Highway 165 - the "cut-across" between the Hanson Lake Road and La Ronge.

Aerial and ground searches have been conducted of the area near where Custer was last seen, with police officers from the Smeaton RCMP detachment, Saskatchewan RCMP Search and Rescue, Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, the Search and Rescue Saskatchewan Association of Volunteers and community and family members each looking over the area. As of August 5, Custer has not yet been located.

Custer has ties to several communities in northern Saskatchewan, including Brabant Lake, Deschambault Lake, La Ronge, Prince Albert and Stanley Mission.

Custer is described as having a slender build, brown eyes, brown and grey hair down to his shoulders and a grey beard. According to RCMP reports, Custer was last seen wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.

Anyone with information into Custer's disappearance or current whereabouts is asked to call Smeaton RCMP at (306) 426-2630. Information can also be sent anonymously to Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at saskcrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477).