Search for those swept away by Ontario floodwaters during storm comes up empty
Toronto, ON – The search now into those swept away by high water in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, is coming up empty.
Over 10 kilometres (6 miles) east of Hamilton in Flamborough, police and fire rescue crews are now looking for a man who’s described as having no identity card, and who is believed to be in his 60s. The man has been identified as John James McEwen.
McEwen had been reported missing the day before, but his family in Ontario had no idea where he had gone.
The Hamilton-area chief of police said he had information on McEwen but was not aware of his whereabouts until his wife called to say he’s missing.
McEwen is described as five feet tall, weighing 170 pounds with a medium build. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket, navy blue pants and black converse shoes.
McEwen was a father of two young boys, aged 11 and 8.
Anyone with information can contact Hamilton police at 905-546-5711.
According to the Toronto Star, McEwen and his family’s last-known location is an area just north of Hamilton in Flamborough County.
A search on Saturday had turned up no sign of McEwen, but a massive search was launched Sunday to look for him.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with McEwen and his family,” said Coun. Bob Quach on Sunday. “Anyone who knows or can shed light on McEwen’s whereabouts is asked to contact us.”
The Star, quoting “Hamilton Police’s” press officer, said McEwen was “walking near Lorne and Stoney Roads Friday night when a high tide swept him along.”
“The area where he is located is the