No One Found During Wakefiled Seach
Extensive search conducted after reports of someone in distress
Story by Paul Bradley - Photo courtesy of Kelly Hine
An extensive search in the Wakefield area has been called off.
Around 10:30 Sunday morning, May 13, the RCMP received a report that someone had heard yelling near the St. John River and sounded in distress.
The Mounties, Woodstock Police Force and the Woodstock Fire Department all responded to the area to begin a search.
The Fire Department had their boat in the water to search the water and the shorline.
Carleton and Tobique Ground Search and Rescue crews were also called in to investigate the report and a rescue helicopter was dispatched to the area from 413-Squadron in Greenwood, Nova Scotia.
RCMP say they confirmed from people on both sides of the river that they'd heard the yelling, but an eight hour search didn't turn up anything.
Sergeant Tammy Ward told CJ104 News on Monday, May 14, the search was called off just before 7:00 Sunday night and because they've had no missing persons reports the search was suspended.