Two 16-Year-Old Girls Have Been Missing In Algonquin Park Since Thursday
OPP are searching the area.
A major search is currently underway by the Ontario Provincial Police after two teen girls went missing from Algonquin Park on Thursday. OPP confirm that the girls haven't been seen for three days, and have conducted a search in attempts to locate the teens. Anyone with information on the teens' whereabouts is asked to contact police immediately.
According to the OPP, Maya Mirota and Marta Malek, both sixteen-years-old, were last seen on the Western Uplands Trail near Rainbow Lake in Algonquin Park on July 11, 2019, at around 11:00 AM. Since then, neither of the girls have been spotted in the area. This means that it has been three days since the girls were last seen, and it's believed they only have a limited amount of supplies on them.
According to CBC, both girls are experienced campers from the Kitchener area who were with a group of other campers in the park during the time of the disappearance. The girls were reported to have had a tent and limited supplies when they were last seen.
Sixteen-year-old Maya Mirota is described as approximately five feet tall with a thin build and long auburn hair. While sixteen-year-old Marta Malek is described as approximately six feet tall with shoulder-length dirty blonde hair. Malek also wears glasses.
OPP have released photos of both teens in hopes that the public will be able to find the missing girls.
OPP are continuing their search throughout Sunday. According to CBC, the OPP, Ontario Search and Rescue Association, and park wardens and staff are all involved in the search. An OPP helicopter and a plane from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry are also assisting in the search effort.
OPP are currently focusing their search on the western expanses of the provincial park, however, so far neither girl has been located during the search.
The police have not confirmed if they are concerned about the teens safety.
Ontario Provincial Police are asking anyone with information on the case to contact them immediately at 1-888-310-1122.