GRAVENHURST — Police divers are continuing their search today for a canoeist on Sparrow Lake who went missing early yesterday morning.

The seasonal resident’s canoe was found on the lake later in the day.

And police asked the public if they had seen him.

Ian Walker, 56, of Toronto, was with his family at their cottage on Wiancko Road in Gravenhurst and set out in a canoe on Sparrow Lake on July 29.

Police say his canoe was located some distance away in Sparrow Lake close to Riverview Drive in Severn Bridge with no sign of Walker.

He is described as 5-foot-6 with short salt and pepper hair and brown eyes.

OPP Marine units began a search of the waters Thursday and have resumed the search today with the assistance of the OPP SAVE team and Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU).

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to please call Bracebridge OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

Cottager Ian Walker, of Toronto, set out paddling early July 29 and his canoe was found later yesterday nearby without him in it. Police divers are searching Sparrow Lake for him today.