WAVERLY - Police say they continue to hold out hope of finding a missing mountain biker who hasn‚Äôt been seen since failing to return home from an excursion near Spider Lake on Thursday.
The RCMP in Halifax say Marty Leger went biking alone Thursday around noon and was expected to return home around 4 p.m.
When he didn‚Äôt show up, police say his family went searching for him and found his vehicle at the end of Spider Lake Road in Waverley.
They reported Leger missing to police around 8:40 p.m., and about two hours later, ground search and rescue crews were deployed in the area.
The search has since continued throughout the day Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with no sign of Legere or his bike.
‚ÄúWe‚Äôre very much remaining optimistic,‚ÄĚ said Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae.
‚ÄúThere is possibly other areas to move forward with the search.‚ÄĚ
The Mounties say a police dog and the Department of Natural Resources is also assisting in the search, along with family and members and concerned citizens.
MacRae said referred to the level of support in the search as quite overwhelming. He says upwards of 200 people have been involved so far.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm amazed at the dedication and hard work of the searchers,‚ÄĚ he said.
MacRae said there‚Äôs no indication the search will be scaled back anytime soon. He also said the nice, warm weather has been a big help.
‚ÄúEverything points to him being in the woods,‚ÄĚ MacRae said.
‚Äď with files from The Canadian Press