Two teenage girls missing in Algonquin Park
Marta Malek (left) and Maya Mirota were last seen hiking in Algonquin Park on Thursday. (OPP and Twitter Supplied images.)
The OPP are looking for two missing girls this evening.
According to a missing person notice from the police, the missing pair are 16-year-olds Maya Mirota and Marta Malek, both last seen travelling on the Western Uplands Trail near Rainbow Lake in Algonquin Park. The girls were supposed to meet with the rest of their group that day. Police were called when they didn’t show up.
A search was conducted over the weekend. Fixed with aircraft from them Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests as well as OPP helicopters aided the search from the air. The ground team included OPP Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit, plus MNRF Park Wardens and members of the Ontario Search and Rescue Association.
Police also ask any campers in the area or passing through to be on the lookout for them.
The OPP is asking people to not come and assist, though they appreciate those willing to volunteer in the search.
“All of our searchers are specially trained and all are GPS tracked,” Police said in the release. “Having additional people could hinder potential tracking efforts by the dogs and increase the possibility of someone else getting lost.”
Mirota is described as about 5′ tall, thin with long auburn hair. Malek is around 6′ tall, average build, shoulder-length, dirty blonde hair and wears glasses. Both girls are from Kitchener, Ontario.
Anyone with information is asked to call 1-888-310-1122. OPP describes the information coming in so far has been tremendous.
Written with files from Greg Higgins
Maya MIROTA (Photo Credit: Provided by OPP)
Marta Malek (Photo Credit: Provided by OPP)