Community Peace Officer Assists in Locating Missing Child

Posted March 29, 2021

Peace Regional RCMP would like to thank the members of the public who assisted in locating a missing 11-year-old boy in Peace River, Alta.

On Mar. 27, 2021, at approximately 11:30 a.m., RCMP was dispatched to a report of a missing child from a local apartment complex. Officers conducted patrols, neighbourhood inquiries and engaged assistance from the Peace River Community Peace Officer in efforts to locate the child. Search and rescue was consulted and Officers reached out to community members requesting they keep an eye out for the child and report any sightings.

With the help of diligent members of the public, a starting point for a track for RCMP Police Dog Services was identified. RCMP Police Dog Services began tracking in a rural area near a Highway at 1:50 p.m., 10 kilometres from the child’s home. A short time later the child was located safe and unharmed.

Cpl. Michelle Phillips of Peace Regional RCMP states, “It was with the cooperation of the public, the Peace River Community Peace Officer, RCMP Police Dog Services and the Peace Regional RCMP that this investigation reached a positive outcome of the child being reunited with his family. Thank you to all who took their time to help.”