Waverley – After five days, the search for Marty Leger is ending at 9 o’clock Tuesday night.
RCMP say they are wrapping up the intensive ground search for the overdue mountain biker in the Spider Lake area off Waverley Road.
Over the last five days the effort saw close to 450 volunteers, including Ground Search and Rescue teams and members of the military from CFB Gagetown. Police say the terrain was dense, the temperatures were high and some areas were extremely treacherous, even for experienced searchers.
Along with the people on foot who combed through the 65 square kilometers of bush, Police Dogs, water craft, ATV’s and helicopters were brought to the area to look for Leger.
“The decision to end any search is extremely difficult,” said C/Supt Roland Wells with Halifax RCMP.
“I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy towards the Leger family in their time of grieving. I also want to extend sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who came out to assist us in this search. Your dedication, support and determination are an inspiration.”
The RCMP are asking anyone traveling the trails of Spider Lake to please call the police if you come across anything out of place. No amount of information is too small or insignificant. This matter will now become a missing person case for the RCMP.
On Thursday, May 29th, Lower Sackville RCMP received a call of an overdue mountain biker in the Spider Lake area off Waverley Rd. The 30-year-old male had gone biking but did not return home.