OPP searching for missing Penetanguishene man

Police say he has medical needs, and officials are eager to locate him to ensure that he receives care

A 47-year-old Penetanguishene man is missing and there are concerns for his well-being.

On Tuesday evening, members of the Southern Georgian Bay OPP were alerted of the absence of Shannon Sawyer by staff at his residence in Penetanguishene.

Police say Sawyer has medical needs – therefore – officials are eager to locate him to ensure that he receives care.

He was last seen on Water Street Tuesday afternoon.

Police say his possible destination is Hamilton, and may be hitchhiking.

Sawyer is described as 5’1″ tall and weighing, 230 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair in a buzz cut. He listens to an MP3 player.

Picture of Sawyer

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Anonymous tips can also be provided online at ontariocrimestoppers.ca

Banner image via Southern Georgian Bay OPP

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