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NEWS: Nunavut December 16, 2016 - 2:40 pm

Community search for Jake Angurasak delayed to Dec. 18: Iqaluit RCMP

Volunteer searchers now asked to go to the Iqaluit wildlife office 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18

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Jake Angurasak is missing and police are trying to locate him. He has been known to frequent the homeless shelter in Iqaluit so residents are asked to look in sheds around their property. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Iqaluit police at 979-0123. (HANDOUT PHOTO)
Jake Angurasak is missing and police are trying to locate him. He has been known to frequent the homeless shelter in Iqaluit so residents are asked to look in sheds around their property. If you have any information on his whereabouts, call Iqaluit police at 979-0123. (HANDOUT PHOTO)

(Update, Dec. 17, 9 a.m.)

The Iqaluit RCMP now plans to mount a community search Sunday, Dec. 18, not Dec. 17, for 29-year-old Jake Angurasak, who was last seen Dec. 4 and reported missing Dec. 13.

Police have asked volunteer searchers to go to the Iqaluit wildlife office across from the Igluvut building to register at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 18.

That’s one day later than originally planned, but the RCMP sent out a release early Dec. 17 saying that “poor weather conditions” means the search will be delayed.

But the details laid out in the original search announcement will remain the same, police said.

“Once registration is complete, the search is expected to begin at 09:00 and volunteers will be placed into teams to search specific areas,” police said.

Iqaluit RCMP asks the members of the public to do the following:

• homeowners and residents should search their houses including under the house, porches and any outlying buildings such as shacks;

• business owners and managers should conduct searches of their buildings including outside, and any outlying buildings or structures;

• once you have completed a search of your house or building, you are requested to call the wildlife officer at 975-7900 to confirm this has been completed and to prevent community searchers from searching your area again; and,

• people are asked not to search outside the city, as Iqaluit Search and Rescue will cover the outside perimeter of the city.

For any questions concerning the community search, please call the wildlife office at 975-7900.

For any tips or emergencies, please call emergency services or the RCMP at 979-1111.

Angurasak’s friends and family have been posting on social media since at least Dec. 13 in efforts to find the man, a regular at the local men’s shelter.

In those posts the friends spell the missing man’s name differently—Angugasak—and ask Iqaluit residents to check their properties and sheds.

This appears to be the third Iqaluit man to go missing in the last couple of years.

Friends and family of Ben Palluq held a memorial vigil in April, more than two years after Palluq went missing from Iqaluit.

And in September, police asked the public’s assistance in finding a well-known carver, Lucassie Etungat.

 

 

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