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Halifax police searching for man missing from hospital


Halifax Regional Police, along with Ground Search and Rescue crews, continue to search for a man missing from a Halifax hospital.

Crews are looking in the Point Pleasant Park area Thursday following a search around Dalhousie University Wednesday night.

A news release from Halifax Regional Police says officers are looking for 48-year-old Steve Corkum who was reported missing by Nova Scotia Health on Tuesday.

Corkum is described as a white man, five-foot-nine and approximately 190 pounds, with thinning dark hair and dark brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing black stretchy pajama pants, a dark grey pullover with a hood, dark grey golf shirt and Reebok brief style underwear.

According to Nova Scotia Health's release, Corkum requires medication on a set schedule and the risk to himself increases with the length of time he is away from treatment.

Police say Ground Search and Rescue crews will be in the Point Pleasant Park area on foot, bicycles and vehicles. They are also using unmanned aerial drones to search the area and are asking people to stay away from the area.

Anyone with information on Corkum's whereabouts is asked to call Halifax Regional Police at 902-490-5020.

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