OPP search for missing person in Essex

Clare Romanick, 65, of Essex, was last seen near Parkside Drive in the town of Essex on Saturday around 3 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Essex OPP)

The Essex detachment of Ontario Provincial Police is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man.

According to police, 65-year-old Clare Romanick was last seen near Parkside Drive on Saturday around 3 p.m.

Romanick is described as white, six foot two inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with short black and grey hair. He has not been seen or spoken to since Saturday afternoon.

Police said he is believed to be on foot and is concerned for his well-being.

Residents can expect an increased police presence as they continue their search.  An OPP Aviation Services helicopter and the OPP West Region Emergency Response Team are assisting with the search.

Further updates will be released as more information becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or leave an anonymous online message at www.catchcrooks.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.