Still Missing in Temagami
Friday, 04 May 2012 15:42
We have been asked by the Trask family to distribute the following information.
Daniel Trask is still missing, believed to be in the Temagami backcountry. You can review the Missing-Daniel Trask case for more details, including what clothing and items were with him at the time of his disappearance on Nov. 3, 2011. A media update was published by the North Bay Nugget on April 30, 2012. Search on for man missing six months
If any of you are paddling in the Temagami area please be aware and assist us in our search efforts. We want to note your trip and results on our tracking map, cutting down on our searching efforts, and eliminating duplication. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.
•Please inform us of your Temagami travel plans before you go. Let us know where you will be and when. If this is an area he Daniel talked to us about, we can share more details with you.
•Be on the lookout for any signs, observe everything in your area, look for any trace: recent fires, clothing, garbage, stone/stick creations or markings (found quite a few already, believed to be created by Daniel). Look for anything out of place, out or the ordinary (bones).
•Keep a record of anything that you find. This will help to track the areas that he may have been at.
•Report back. Let us know the results. Even if nothing is found, we need to hear back, so we can note results of all areas covered.
- For immediate attention, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
- Post all information on the Ottertooth Forum, Temagami canoe routes & backcountry travel, ALERT-Missing Person - Alternatively, you can email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The overall approach in our continuing search for Daniel covers:
1.Ferguson Bay, ground search including Ferguson Mountain, Mt. Napoleon - done. Ashton Ridge is next.
2.Shoreline search from Sandy Inlet, southward shorelines, including pictograph sites, Devil Mtn and Devil Bay.
3.Maple Mountain area.
4.Obabika and Diamond ground and water search, including spiritual areas.
5.Lady Evelyn, the falls, and trout streams area.
6.Temagami Island and old mine area where we vacationed when Daniel was a boy.
7.Ishpatina Ridge, Daniel said he wanted to go there.
This is a daunting search undertaking for us to do alone, but with your help, we can do this together. We can provide you with flyers to distribute if appropriate (attached). If you have any ideas to improve the search, please let us know. Once again, all assistance from the paddling community is greatly appreciated. Be safe!

Don and Maureen Trask, Waterloo ON