Monday, January 3, 2011

Police search for missing Saranac Lake man

The Saranac Lake Village Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a local man who went missing over the weekend.

Chief Bruce Nason says village cops are looking for 55-year-old Gary P. Sklaryk of 304 Ampersand Avenue, Saranac Lake.

According to Nason, Sklaryk was reported missing by a family member on Sunday. He was last seen at approximately 4 a.m.

Sklaryk is described by police as a white male, six feet tall, weighing approximately 120 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes and a full beard and mustache.

Officials say he was last seen wearing a blue and gray plaid hooded sweatshirt, gray corduroy pants and black slippers. Nason says he was heading in an unknown direction when he went missing.

Sklaryk also has a medical condition that may require medical attention. He does not have access to a vehicle.

Nason says that forest rangers with the state Department of Environmental Conservation have been notified of the missing man, and notice has also been sent to Ray Brook-based state police, the Tupper Lake, Lake Placid, and Malone village police departments and Plattsburgh City Police.

Anyone with information regarding Gary Sklaryk’s whereabouts is urged to contact police at 891-4422.

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