High Prairie, Alberta – On July 14, 2021, at approximately 5:30 p.m., High Prairie RCMP received a report that a 5-yr-old child was missing from a residence located on East Prairie Metis Settlement, Alta., since approximately 4:30 p.m.
High Prairie RCMP attended and an extensive search of the area was coordinated, including the use of a private helicopter to conduct an air search. As a result, the 5-yr-old was spotted and an RCMP Police Dog Service handler was able to complete a track in the area and locate the child who was found safe and unharmed at approximately 8:45 p.m.
The High Prairie RCMP would like to thank the Lakeshore Police Service, McLennan RCMP, High Prairie Fire Department, High Prairie Emergency Medical Services, the RCMP Search and Rescue coordinator, and all those who volunteered to assist in the search efforts.
“The safe return of this young child to their family is a relief for all of the emergency services involved in this case,” says Sgt. Mark Hall, Acting High Prairie Detachment Commander. “We were very happy to see everyone reunited.”
High Prairie RCMP
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