Truro Police are currently entering the third, 12 hour Operational Phase in the search for a missing child


**** Truro Police Release


Updated as of May 7, 2020 – 6:00pm

Truro Police are currently entering the third, 12 hour Operational Phase in the search for Dylan Elher.

Unfortunately, at this point the extensive efforts put forth by searchers have not yielded any new clues or information.

In consultation with the family, we are now moving from a search mode to a recovery mode.

Dylan’s family has had an opportunity to attend our command post and have been shown the area covered by searches and the extensive equipment​ and efforts used to find Dylan.

The search has consisted of ground searchers, police K-9 unit, a helicopter, aerial drones, thermal imaging cameras, underwater cameras, and a dive team, to name some of the techniques.

This does not mean the team has given up on finding Dylan.​

Anyone with information is asked to contact Truro Police Service at 902-895-5351


Uodate:  The search for Dylan Ehler is continuing.

The Truro Police Service can confirm that two (2) boots belonging to Dylan were located last evening in the water of Lepper Brook.

Dylan’s family was notified of this development and have since shared this information on social media.

This morning, Colchester Ground Search and Rescue was relieved by the Halifax Ground Search and Rescue team. The Provincial Dive Team is now onsite and concentrating their efforts on the waterways near the Salmon River.


The Truro Police report that the search for 3 year old, Dylan, is still ongoing.

Dylan was reported missing to
the Truro Police Service on the afternoon of May 6, 2020.

The Truro Police Service, Truro Fire Service, Ground Search and Rescue, EMO and air support from the
Department of Natural Resources are now concentrating their search efforts near the waterway of the Salmon River.

The search team continues to be hopeful and will continue their search throughout the night.

Dylan, 3 years old, was wearing a jacket, with a faux fur hood, camouflage pants, and rubber boots at the
time of his disappearance. He was last seen near Queen and Elizabeth Street in Truro.

If you have any information, please contact the Truro Police Service immediately at 902-895-5351

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