Municipality of Grey Highlands, ON: Grey County Ontario Provincial Police
(OPP), with the assistance of the OPP West Region Emergency Response Team (ERT),
continue their search for George HANDZIK. The OPP helicopter will be assisting in
the search today, Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Mr. Handzik, 84, of Napoleon Street, Eugenia, in the Municipality of Grey Highlands,
was last seen at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20th, riding his bicycle
east bound on Concession 8 towards the causeway in Eugenia. He was reported missing
on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 7:28 p.m.
Mr. Handzik, suffers from dementia, but is otherwise in good physical condition.
His description is as follows:
- Caucasian, 5'8", 160 - 180 pounds
- Short white hair (brushed back)
- Prescription glasses (large silver frames)
- Fair skin - reddish complexion
- Wearing a blue jacket with white stripes (on sleeves), a beige shirt, dark coloured
pants, and Velcro (grey) runners
- Shuffles when he walks
Based on updated information received, the bike used by Mr. Handzik has now been
described as a small boy's mountain bike, rather than an adult size bike, and it
is primarily black in colour with some red. Police are asking the public to contact
the OPP immediately at 1-888-310-1122 should they observe and or find a bike similar
to this description, specifically in the Eugenia - Grey Highlands area, or if they
have any information which may assist in finding Mr. Handzik.