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.