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Searchers Who Spotted Elderly Woman In Northern Bush Recount Search Effort PDF Print E-mail
Written by David Smith   
Monday, 25 August 2014 13:17

Search and rescue officials are relieved a weekend operation had a happy ending after an elderly woman went missing in the bush.

Meadow Lake RCMP say 89-year-old Alice Gobert was located after being reported missing after a berry-picking trip Saturday evening.

A ground search was organized which involved a police dog, RCMP Search and Rescue services, Meadow Lake Fire and Rescue, Saskatchewan Environment fire crews and civilian volunteers.

Members of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association were also brought in.

CASARA pilot Paul Ricklefs of La Ronge says one plane had already made an unsuccessful search when he arrived in his Cessna.

"We were at a search and rescue exercise in Camrose, Alberta and we were on our way back from there.  And then when we arrived, they handed off the information to us.  So we tried searching a different area south of the location.  We suspected she had maybe tried to walk home, and we found her walking in a cut line."

Ricklefs says he and the spotter circled the area to guide the ground searchers.

He says about sixty volunteers and 10 RCMP officers were involved in the ground search.

"The ground searchers, they did a lot of work.  There was volunteer organizations from Big River, I heard -- volunteers that went into the wee hours of the morning on Saturday night, and also were up early Sunday morning, looking for her."

The elderly woman -- who is hearing impaired -- was in good health, and was checked by medical personnel before returning to her family.

 
RCMP Say Alcohol May Have Played A Role In Fatal Crash Near Sturgeon Lake PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:19

RCMP continue to investigate a fatal single vehicle accident near the Sturgeon Lake First Nation.

The crash happened early Sunday morning and has claimed one life and seriously injured two other people.

Mounties say a 24-year-old local man was declared dead at the scene, while a 19-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were both taken to Saskatoon in the STARS Air Ambulance.

The female is currently in stable condition while the male is in serious condition.

Police are still investigating, but say it is possible that alcohol may have played a factor in the accident.

 
Man Taken To Hospital With Life-Threatening Injuries Following Rollover On Pasqua Reserve PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joel Willick   
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:15

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a single vehicle rollover near the Pasqua First Nation on Saturday morning.

Police say the vehicle had veered off a grid road and rolled end over end.

One of the occupants was airlifted to a Regina hospital with life-threatening injuries, while another occupant was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Three people fled the vehicle on foot, but were located a short time later.

Police continue to investigate the crash.

 
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