The Lac La Ronge Indian Band is bringing in more equipment to help in the search for missing snowmobiler Billy Taylor.

Taylor was last seen by his family on December 17 around 6 p.m., when he left Fox Point on Lac La Ronge on his way to La Ronge by snowmobile.

He was reported missing to the RCMP December 18.

The Lac La Ronge band is bringing in a second remote operated vehicle (ROV) from January 12th to the 21st to assist the search team.

“The family and community have not given up hope on finding Billy Taylor,” said Chief Tammy Cook-Searson. “We will be using Submerged Recovery and Inspection Services from Arlington, Washington to help us with our continued efforts. The owner of the company, Craig Thorngren trained our search team from Grandmother’s Bay on the use of remote operated vehicles.”

Thorngren will be working with the trained professionals from Grandmother’s Bay, led by councillor Leon Charles.

When last seen, Taylor was wearing an orange vest and driving a red 440 Polaris. Taylor is described as an experienced hunter and trapper with exception outdoor survival skills.

Anyone with information or wanting to help with the search, please contact Bill Taylor Sr at 306-420-5274 or the La Ronge RCMP at 306-425-6730.

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