**** Truro Police Release
Updated as of May 15, 2020- 3:00pm
Today, the Provincial Dive Team, Truro Fire Service, Colchester East Hants GSAR, Halifax GSAR- Fast Water Rescue searched the Salmon River from the Walker Street bridge passed Stanfields Ltd.
Unfortunately, this search did not result in any new information. The water, although deep in places, was clear and the visibility was excellent. The side scan sonar was not used as divers could see clearly.
Unless there are new developments, Truro Police Service will not be actively searching throughout the weekend.
As noted in a previous release, the Truro Police Service has become aware of an online group inviting people to search for missing 3 year old, Dylan Ehler, this weekend.
Neither the Truro Police Service, nor Ground Search and Rescue, condone or support this type of activity.
We understand that people are trying to be helpful, but there is great risk to untrained people conducting these types of searches as Ground Search and Rescue and the Fire Service are equipped with the proper equipment and training.
In addition, the properties along the river are privately owned, therefore, anyone accessing these properties without permission will be considered trespassing which is enforceable by local law enforcement.
As a reminder, a provincial State of Emergency remains in effect and public health orders are required to be followed and will also be enforced. Protocols such as social distancing and gatherings in groups no larger than five (5) are to be adhered to.
We ask that people do not participate in any unauthorized searches.