Search for missing 3-year-old boy shifts to recovery operation in Truro, N.S.

2020-05-08 12:41:00 AM

BREAKING: Search for missing 3-year-old boy shifts to recovery operation in Truro, N.S.

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BREAKING: Search for missing 3-year-old boy shifts to recovery operation in Truro , N.S.

The search for a missing three-year-old boy has now shifted to a recovery operation. In a statement Thursday evening, the Truro Police Service said the extensive search efforts for Dylan Ehler “have not yielded any new clues or information.”

In a statement Thursday evening, the Truro Police Service said the extensive search efforts for Dylan Ehler “have not yielded any new clues or information.”Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil told reporters Thursday afternoon that Dylan had been playing with his grandmother outside of her home on Elizabeth Street when he disappeared Wednesday afternoon.

“He thinks it’s a game. Once he’s out and about, he loves to run. He was outside with his grandmother. Then he was gone,” said Norman Brown.Investigators quickly gathered information and evidence, including a photo and description of the boy, and canvassed the neighbourhood.

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sooo sad i'm soo sorry to hear this....my heart breaks for you and your family and all of Nova Scotia....my prayers go out to you.. My heart goes out to the parents. This is so heart breaking. I pray a miracle happens and they find him safe and sound. My hearts broken. 11 years ago yesterday, Joshua Childers, a 3 yo toddler wearing only a t-shirt and a pull up diaper, was found unhurt after being lost for 52 hours in the cold wet woods of Missouri. Survivability is still high for Dylan. Keep looking.

Oh c’mon! Nova Scotia has been through enough! Pray they find him ok! How sad Heartbreaking 😢 😢 Heartbreaking news 💔 This is just devastating. Please find this boy alive 🙏

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Published Wednesday, May 6, 2020 3:50PM ADT Last Updated Thursday, May 7, 2020 6:18PM ADT SHARE HALIFAX -- The search for a missing three-year-old boy has now shifted to a recovery operation.In a Facebook post Wednesday, the Truro Police Service says 3-year-old Dylan Ehler was last seen near Queen and Elizabeth streets..Audio for this article is not available at this time.

In a statement Thursday evening, the Truro Police Service said the extensive search efforts for Dylan Ehler “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,” said police.m. “This does not mean the team has given up on finding Dylan. Department of Natural Resources air support is back on the scene and a provincial dive team has also been called in to assist.” Boy disappeared from yard Wednesday afternoon Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil told reporters Thursday afternoon that Dylan had been playing with his grandmother outside of her home on Elizabeth Street when he disappeared Wednesday afternoon. The RCMP, firefighters and Ground Search and Rescue crews are assisting in the search near Stanfield’s Ball Field. MacNeil said she got distracted by her dog and, when she turned around, Dylan was gone. Perez and his 26-member consortium bought the licence to England’s Hemel Stags in September, 2018, with a view to moving the franchise to Canada – with Ottawa its new home.

“His grandmother became briefly distracted and turned around for a moment, and when she turned back, Dylan was no longer in the yard,” said MacNeil. Searchers also scoured the railroad tracks, the Salmon River, and in CN's Truro Reload Centre, a nearby a railyard. The search continues in rainy and cool conditions. The boy’s grandfather told CTV News that Dylan is very active and loves to run. “He thinks it’s a game.m. Once he’s out and about, he loves to run. He was outside with his grandmother. "If it was my three-year-old, I don't know what I'd do," said neighbour Becky Forshner, who says she helped search for Dylan for approximately six hours. The sport is currently on hiatus because of the global pandemic.

Then he was gone,” said Norman Brown. “It’s the worst feeling in the world. "I know we're in isolation right now, but there's a three-year-old little boy that's missing," Forshner said. I’ve never been helpless before in my life, but I am now.” Searchers focus on riverbank after boots found MacNeil said Dylan was reported missing around 1:20 p. Police ask anyone with information to immediately contact Truro Police Services at 902-895-5351.m.

Wednesday and patrol officers were on scene within four minutes of the first call.S. Investigators quickly gathered information and evidence, including a photo and description of the boy, and canvassed the neighbourhood. A K9 unit responded to the scene and tracked the boy’s scent as police searched garages, sheds and compost bins. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) Ground Search and Rescue crews are seen in Truro, N. Colchester Ground Search and Rescue, the Truro Fire Service and a Department of Natural Resources helicopter joined the search and scoured the ground, air and water -- including a brook and river near the grandmother’s home. “There’s a quick-moving brook, Lepper Brook, that runs parallel to Elizabeth Street,” explained MacNeil., on May 6.

“The water is very high there this time of year and it’s moving fairly quickly. Firefighters did go into the river, probably chest-height, and they were searching the river. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) A Department of Natural Resources helicopter flies over the Salmon River area of Truro on Wednesday looking for a missing three-year-old boy.” He said search crews found one of Dylan’s rubber boots in Lepper Brook at 7:20 p.m.S. “From there we concentrated our efforts with a helicopter and more ground-intensive searching in that area,” said MacNeil.

Search crews found the second boot further down the brook, close to where it meets the Salmon River, before 9 p., 2020.m. But there was still no sign of the boy. “Telling them that we found his rubber boots wasn’t easy, but they’re a strong family, and they’re coming to grips with any outcome that’s possible,” said MacNeil. “We’re keeping positive.

We’re going to work as hard as we can to try to find Dylan.” Extensive search stretches into second day Crews used thermal-imaging and underwater cameras as the extensive search continued overnight. Halifax Ground Search and Rescue relieved the local team early Thursday morning and the provincial dive team was also called to the scene. “Divers have been in the water, intensively around the brook where the boots have been found,” said MacNeil. “They’re in the water currently working up and down the brook and into the Salmon River.

” MacNeil said more than 60 people were involved in Thursday’s search, which was focused around the brook and river. He said it’s possible the boy could have been carried into the Cobequid Bay. Crews walked along the river up to the bay and a helicopter was back on scene, circling the area overhead. MacNeil noted that the cold, wet weather presented extra challenges on Thursday. “We have to keep optimistic.

That’s what’s keeping us going, but yeah, I mean the temperatures are cold, the water’s really, really cold.” McNeil said the search would continue into the evening, but he wasn’t certain if it would continue overnight. “We’re not going to stop searching, but things may scale back, things may ramp up,” he said. “Right now we’re focused on keeping optimistic and doing everything we can to find Dylan.” MacNeil noted that many residents have been asking if they can help, but he said additional assistance isn’t needed at this time.

“When people are untrained and they do try to help search, oftentimes they miss clues, maybe trample over evidence, or maybe become a risk of falling in the raging water themselves, so we’re just asking people to show support, prayers and thoughts for the family,” he explained. Why wasn’t an Amber Alert issued? Some residents have questioned why an Amber Alert wasn’t issued, but MacNeil said Dylan’s disappearance didn’t meet the criteria. He said there is no evidence to suggest that the boy has been abducted or met with foul play, which is required for an Amber Alert. Instead, a localized emergency alert was issued shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday. MacNeil said it was a “non-intrusive” alert, so it didn’t go to cellphones, but was pushed to social media and government sites. RELATED IMAGES 3-year-old Dylan Ehler, was last seen near Queen and Elizabeth St. in Truro, N.S.

Search and rescue teams arrived Thursday morning to relieve overnight searchers in Truro, N.S. Dusk descends on Queen Street in Truro on Wednesday as neighbours and searchers continue to look for a missing three-year-old boy named Dylan. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) Ground Search and Rescue crews are seen in Truro, N.S.

, on May 6., 2020. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) A Department of Natural Resources helicopter flies over the Salmon River area of Truro on Wednesday looking for a missing three-year-old boy. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) Search crews are seen near the railroad tracks in Truro, N.S.

, on May 6., 2020. (CTV ATLANTIC / JIM KVAMMEN) SHARE .