02/25/2014 01:30 EST | Updated 04/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Search continues for caribou hunter missing in Nunavut since Friday

RANKIN INLET, Nunavut - A search continues for a missing caribou hunter in Nunavut.

The 24-year-old man left Rankin Inlet on a snow machine Friday to go hunting about 80 kilometres away.

He didn't return, as planned, later the same day.

A blizzard and very cold weather have hampered local searchers.

An official at the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at CFB Trenton in Ontario says a C-130 Hercules aircraft has been requested to help in the search.

The hunter's name has not been released.