EPS and partners conduct sweep of North Saskatchewan shoreline
The Edmonton Police Service and several of its partnering organizations will be conducting a sweep of the North Saskatchewan River shoreline today, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in an effort to locate any potential human remains.
Led by the EPS Missing Persons Unit, the initiative will also utilize ground and flight operations from EPS Air 1, the Edmonton Fire and Rescue boat and City of Edmonton Park Rangers. This initiative is running in conjunction with an RCMP search of the river outside of the City of Edmonton utilizing RCMP air resources.
“This is a first-time initiative that will focus resources on searching the river and its shoreline for possible human remains from one end of the city to the other,” said EPS Const. Cory Kerr, of the service’s Missing Persons Unit.
“We’re not looking for one individual per say. This is a proactive deployment of multiple ground and air resources for one day, which will focus specifically on a primary river artery that travels through our city.”
The search commenced at the EPS boat launch, located near the EPCOR water treatment facility, and fanned out east and west along the river shoreline.
Kerr says he’s hopeful the initiative will become an annual initiative between EPS and its partnering organizations.