<strong>Cry for help in Torbrook</strong>

Nobody found as search continues in heavy snow

Lawrence Powell editor@annapolisspectator.ca
Published on February 20, 2014

By Lawrence Powell

The Spectator



A cry for help last night in Torbrook resulted in several hours of searching. But nobody was found. However Annapolis RCMP are asking that if anybody knows of a missing person, possibly on a snow mobile, to give police a call.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacMillan told The Spectator that at about 5:15 p.m. a Torbrook family heard a snow mobile behind their house, it stopped, and then they heard a call for help. They yelled back but neither heard nor saw anything. At 7:26 p.m. they called RCMP who responded with several officers who did an initial search. Police called out search and rescue teams who arrived at 9:50 p.m. and searched until about 1:30 a.m.

MacMillan said heavy snow began at about 11:45 p.m. but searchers kept going for almost two more hours. MacMillan said the Department of Natural Resources was also involved.

Other than the original sound of a snow mobile stopping and the cry for help, nobody heard anything more and none of the searchers found any footprints or snowmobile tracks.

MacMillan said nobody has been reported missing either yesterday or so far today. He said there is speculation a snow mobile broke down but was later able to continue on in the two hours between the cry for help and when RCMP were called in.

“It’s hard to say what happened,” said MacMillan. “As of now nobody has reported missing.”

MacMillan urged the public to contact RCMP if they know of somebody who went missing yesterday.

RCMP can be contacted at 825-2000 or 665-4481.