Uncategorized

EPS and partners conduct sweep of North Saskatchewan shoreline

News Release

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.