GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The search continues for a missing two-year-old boy near the Canfor Bridge that crosses the Wapiti River near Grande Prairie.
The child went missing late Friday and members of the RCMP and Grande Prairie Technical Search and Rescue have been searching for the child ever since. The child was last seen wearing a black and grey shirt, red shorts, sandals and a hat.
On Saturday, search and rescue crews used boats, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter in addition to people searching on foot. The search ended at 11 pm, but members of the RCMP and Search and Rescue remained overnight. The search resumed on Sunday at 7 a.m.
— William Vavrek (@williamvavrek) July 8, 2018
Police are still asking for the general public to stay away from the area while emergency services focus on the search.
Community members have started to place teddy bears and other stuffed animals on front yards and on street signs to show support for the family.
A few of the teddies in #GPab tonight, in support of the toddler who disappeared near Canfor Bridge Friday. "I had to do something," said Arlene De Heus, the woman who started this campaign. Photos thanks to Kylee Vargas, Ashley Frandsen, Arlene De Heus and Danielle Mildenberger. pic.twitter.com/DyBdzDEyF9
— Zoë Todd (@ZoeHTodd) July 8, 2018
Further updates will be provided when more information is available