Still search­ing

Po­lice turn to un­der­wa­ter cam­era in search for pos­si­ble miss­ing woman

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JIM DAY

The search for a woman feared to have leapt from a bridge in Cove­head con­tin­ued Wed­nes­day.

How­ever, there no longer were boots on the ground, boats on the wa­ter or he­li­copters in the sky that marked the in­tense, co­or­di­nated search Tues­day.

RCMP Sgt. Leanne But­ler says an un­der­wa­ter re­mote con­trolled video cam­era was used Wed­nes­day to search for a pos­si­ble body.

“We are just do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to en­sure that a full search has been com­pleted,’’ she says.

“It’s a search — purely a search — at this point.’’

But­ler says po­lice are still ask­ing the public to re­port any miss­ing per­son or if some­one was walk­ing on the Cove­head bridge early Tues­day morn­ing to con­tact the RCMP at 902-368-9300.

The search be­gan af­ter a cou­ple called 911 around 1 a.m. Tues­day af­ter see­ing a woman they be­lieved to be 50 to 60 years old stand­ing in the mid­dle of the bridge. When the cou­ple turned back to see if she needed help, the woman was gone.

The RCMP re­port that the cou­ple searched the area be­low the bridge but there was no sign of the woman.

The RCMP, 413 Trans­port and Res­cue Squadron out of Greenwood, N.S., Parks Canada staff, the North Shore Fire Depart­ment, P.E.I. Ground Search and Res­cue vol­un­teers, and lo­cal fish­er­men all joined search Tues­day as the day pro­gressed.


A searcher uses binoc­u­lars Tues­day to search for a woman feared to have leapt from a bridge in Cove­head. Ground search and res­cue, the RCMP, Parks Canada staff, the North Shore Fire Depart­ment and lo­cal fish­er­men were all tak­ing part in the search on Tues­day. On Wed­nes­day, the search was scaled back. Po­lice used an un­der­wa­ter video cam­era to search for a pos­si­ble body.

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