June 2, 2014 9:25 am
Updated: June 2, 2014 3:26 pm

Hundreds of soldiers join search for missing mountain biker in Waverley

Raw video: Military members arrive to aid in the search for missing cyclist Marty Leger in the Spider Lake Road area

HALIFAX – About 250 soldiers have joined the search for a man who has been missing since Thursday after he went mountain biking in the Halifax area.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae says the troops from 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown in New Brunswick joined the ground search Friday for Marty Leger at first light in Waverley.

WATCH: RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae and Lt.-Col. Chris Ayotte from CFB Gagetown discuss the latest developments in the search for missing mountain biker Marty Leger

Police say the 30-year-old Leger was reported missing Thursday after he failed to return from biking alone near Spider Lake.

MacRae says more than 200 people helped with a non-stop, exhaustive search over the weekend.

He says in all, about 350 people and three helicopters are scouring about 65 square kilometres of dense woods and rough terrain.

Global News

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