The search continues for a 5-year-old boy missing from the Red Earth First Nation.
Frank Young went missing on April 19th, and the community has been searching for him since. Teams from across the province have joined in the search, and are now doubling back to some areas that were previously covered by snow.
The Chief of Red Earth First Nation, Fabian Head, said the community is still holding out hope the boy will be found safe, but search crews are getting tired, and could use more help. The hundreds of volunteers, plus members of the RCMP, Prince Albert Grand Council and the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency have yet to find any sign of Young.
An Amber Alert has not been issued in this case, despite some calls for it from the community. The RCMP have previously stated that the criteria for an Amber Alert aren’t met in this situation, mainly that it isn’t a confirmed abduction. A Saskatchewan Emergency Advisory Alert, however, has been issued.
Young was last seen near his residence on Red Earth Cree Nation around 12:30 p.m. on April 19th, and may have been at the local playground. Investigators have no information that he was abducted. He is described as 4’ tall, weighing roughly 66 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing Paw Patrol rubber boots, blue and green dinosaur pajamas and a navy-blue windbreaker.