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Military investigative unit joins in search for missing Nova Scotia sailor

HALIFAX — RCMP say the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service has joined in the search for a Nova Scotia sailor who has been missing for more than a week.

Leading seaman Benoit Bilodeau, 48, was last seen walking near a bus stop in front of 12 Wing Shearwater on Nov. 21.

Bilodeau, who lives on base at Shearwater but works at the dockyard, was reported missing when he failed to show up for work on Nov. 23

The Mounties say they are concerned for his well-being and feel his disappearance is highly unusual and out of character.

Investigators say police, including a dog team, were searching two trails in the Cole Harbour area on Wednesday as part of the investigation.

Bilodeau is described as white, about six-foot-one, 165 pounds with short brown hair and was last seen carrying olive green military duffle bag.

The Canadian Press

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