Clues sought to whereabouts of missing Port Hardy man.

A massive search is on for an 81-year-old Port Hardy man who's been missing since Thursday.

  • Dec. 4, 2011 4:00 p.m.

Bill Fisher Sr. disappeared Thursday while driving from Campbell River to his Port Hardy home. Police are continuing to search for the 81-year-old who was last seen at Sayward Junction.

A massive search is on for an 81-year-old Port Hardy man who’s been missing since Thursday.

William Fisher Sr. was seen leaving Campbell River Hospital the morning of Dec. 1 and was believed to be headed back to Port Hardy in his 1995 white Chrysler four-door sedan with the B.C. plate 161-MCK.

Fisher’s last known whereabouts was the same day he vanished at Sayward Junction, where the octogenarian made a purchase using his debit card about 4:20 p.m.

Port Hardy RCMP, assisted by the RCMP Air 8 helicopter, searched the road between Sayward and Port Hardy Saturday, to no avail.

Police checks with area motels and businesses also yielded no results.

Campbell River SAR members met at  Sayward Junction this morning and began a ground search about 8 a.m.

As well, the Mountie helicopter is back in the air, assisted by a fixed wing civilian aircraft.

It was snowing Dec. 1 and snow remains on the ground, adding additional challenges for searchers, said RCMP spokesman, Cpl.Darren Lagan, who noted investigators are satisfied foul play is not a factor in the case.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fisher is asked to contact Port Hardy RCMP at 250-949-6335.

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