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Canada Police search for toddler missing near river in northwestern Alberta

21:56  07 july  2018
21:56  07 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Police searching for missing Hay River woman

  Police searching for missing Hay River woman Police believe Brittany Martel, originally from Hay River, may be hitchhiking from B.C. to the Northwest Territories.Brittany Martel, 27, lives in West Kelowna, B.C. but police believe she was planning to hitchhike to the Northwest Territories and may be travelling with a man, according to an RCMP news release issued Friday afternoon.

a close up of a sign: Airdrie RCMP charged a woman from B.C. after discovering drugs and stolen goods in a vehicle during a traffic stop. © CBC Airdrie RCMP charged a woman from B.C. after discovering drugs and stolen goods in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

Police are searching for a toddler who went missing near Wapiti River in the Municipal District of Greenview on Friday night.

Grande Prairie RCMP said a two-year-old boy had been with his family near Canfor Bridge, located approximately 470 kilometres north of Edmonton.

Although the search was suspended overnight, officers returned to the river in the pouring rain Saturday morning with STARS air ambulance and the Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue team, RCMP said.

All available resources are deployed in the ongoing search, RCMP said. Officers are asking the general public to stay away from the area to allow crews to work.

Further updates will be provided when more information is available, RCMP said.

Alberta man swept away in British Columbia’s Kitimat River found dead .
KITIMAT, B.C.—A 39-year-old Alberta man swept away in the Kitimat River on Saturday has been found dead. Kitimat RCMP, Kitimat Search and Rescue and Terrace Swift Water Rescue located the body just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The British Columbia Coroners Service is investigating the man’s death. The unidentified man is believed to have been thrown from an inflatable boat that capsized near a logjam. A search helicopter joined search and rescue teams, police and area fire departments for the days-long search.RCMP are advising boaters to wear life-jackets whenever they are on the river.

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