Miss­ing Lion’s Head man found de­ceased

Wiarton Echo - - NEWS -

A Lion’s Head man who was re­ported miss­ing on Oct. 30 has been found dead.

Foul play is not sus­pected in the death of 87-year-old Rus­sell Fer­gu­son, whose body was found in a heav­ily treed and rocky area of the Niagara Es­carp­ment on Wed­nes­day, Bruce Penin­sula OPP said in a news re­lease.

Rus­sell’s body was found by mem­bers of the Bruce Penin­sula OPP, OPP Emer­gency Re­sponse Team, OPP K9 unit and OPP helicopter. The OPP were as­sisted by the North­ern Bruce Penin­sula Fire De­part­ment High An­gle Ropes Unit in re­mov­ing Fer­gu­son’s body, the news re­lease said.

A search for Fer­gu­son be­gan after po­lice found his ve­hi­cle at the end of Moore Street in Lion’s Head.

He was re­ported miss­ing by a con­cerned fam­ily mem­ber just be­fore 7 p.m. on Mon­day. A friend last spoke to Fer­gu­son by phone on Sun­day, Oct. 29, po­lice said in an ear­lier news re­lease.

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