Sad week in Car­bon­ear

Search for miss­ing woman fo­cuses on Crocker’s Cove wa­ters


It was a rough week for many peo­ple in Car­bon­ear, as the search for a miss­ing woman con­tin­ued for days with­out man­ag­ing to lo­cate her.

Chris­tine Crum­mey was last seen at ap­prox­i­mately 1 p.m. near Hoyle’s Road and Long’s Hill on Satur­day, Aug. 15. An en­try in the Yel­low Pages di­rec­tory in­di­cates the 56-year-old lives in that area.

Trin­ity Conception RCMP re­ceived some in­for­ma­tion that took the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to coastal wa­ters be­tween Fresh­wa­ter and Crocker’s Cove.

Boats slowly made passes over shal­low wa­ters for sev­eral days. A he­li­copter was in the area the week­end Crum­mey dis­ap­peared, and the RCMP un­der­wa­ter re­cov­ery unit ar­rived in Car­bon­ear Tues­day with divers. Their work con­tin­ued un­til Wed­nes­day evening, at which point it was de­ter­mined they had fin­ished search­ing the area.

Parked ve­hi­cles lined the road lead­ing to Fresh­wa­ter and land ad­ja­cent to the rocky beach in Crocker’s Cove, with peo­ple watch­ing the search un­fold, wait­ing for some sort of news. As of The Com­pass’s pub­lish­ing dead­line, there was no news to share.

Trin­ity Conception RCMP Sgt. Richard Mar­shall em­pha­sized mul­ti­ple times when speak­ing with The Com­pass that po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing all pos­si­bil­i­ties when it came to Crum­mey’s where­abouts.

“It is still be­ing treated very much as a miss­ing per­sons case,” he last Tues­day. “Be­cause we em­ploy one method of in­ves­ti­ga­tion such as search and res­cue and un­der­wa­ter re­cov­ery, that does not mean we are not ac­tively in­ves­ti­gat­ing other av­enues to try and lo­cate Ms. Crum­mey safely.”

Avalon North Wolver­ines Ground Search and Res­cue as­sisted po­lice with the search for Crum­mey, as did the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment’s Fire and Emer­gency Ser­vices di­vi­sion.


RCMP divers spent two days in Car­bon­ear as­sist­ing a miss­ing per­son in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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