A man who disappeared after a hunting trip in southeastern Manitoba in mid-November has been found. Norman Brad Lambert, 46, disappeared on Nov. 15 in Marchand, in southeastern Manitoba.

Family said he was heading out on a hunting trip in his black pickup truck but never returned.

Police asked residents and business owners throughout Manitoba and Ontario to check any buildings such as outdoor sheds, abandoned structures and garages on their properties to help aid officers in the investigation.

A team of volunteers and rescue crews searched the Sandilands Forest near Marchand by foot and air but couldn’t locate Lambert.

Police said Lambert finally got in touch with his family on Saturday, Dec. 8.

His father Norman told CTV News he’s relieved his son was found. He said he doesn’t know the full story yet, but he believes his son’s skills as a hunter may have saved his life.

“He may have killed a deer or rabbit for food, survived that way,” said Norman.

The RCMP missing persons unit continues to investigate.