Roaches Line man with ‘health problems’ missing in the Newfoundland storm

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Missing a 26-year-old man from Conception Bay North who has what his family describes as “health problems” and search efforts are impossible due to a snowstorm in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Josh Wall left his family home on Roaches Line just after noon on Friday, and his family has not heard from him since then.

It is believed that he lost his way while walking along a rural path between Roaches Line and Marysvale, according to his father, Wayne Wall.

“He is a very strong young man. A big boy with some health problems,” a worried Wayne Wall told CBC News on Friday night.

The RCMP has been contacted, but search efforts cannot begin until there is a break in the weather.

Wayne said his son, who is prone to anxiety attacks, was in pain on Friday morning and wanted to go to the hospital, but the storm prevented them from traveling.

Josh then told his parents that he was going to visit a friend in Marysvale, and decided to leave on foot around 12:30 p.m. After he couldn’t take a taxi.

A few hours later, Wayne tried to call his son on his cell phone, but went straight to voicemail. He later learned that Josh sent his location through his cell phone to his friend in Marysvale, with a note that said he was lost and that his phone’s battery was about to run out of power.

His last known location was on a country road through the desert, and Wayne said his son is not familiar with the area.

Josh was wearing a heavy winter jacket and a warm hat, gloves and boots. But he is not believed to wear snow pants.

Wayne said he tried to find his son, but the snow and wind conditions were too treacherous.

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