SaultOnline has been made aware of significant search and rescue operations south of Wawa.
According to Major Trevor Reid, Public Affairs Officer for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre out of CFB Trenton.
There is currently a search going on right now for an overdue small plane that was reported overdue by London’s flight information center on Thursday evening. This aircraft had departed from Delhi, Ontario,” said Reid. “So currently, we have we have several aircraft involved in the search. We have a CH 149 cormorant, a CH 146 Griffin and the CC 130. Hercules, those are all our Royal Canadian Air Force search and rescue aircraft on scene.”
He noted the weather in the area as well as the recent snowfall are making conditions difficult for the search and they are being assisted by both an OPP helicopter as well as a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter in the area. Members of the civil air search and rescue Association are assisting as spotters on the above aircraft.
“A lot of the efforts have been focused more on electronic searches, basically tried to pick up the Emergency Location Transmitter,” said Reid. “We have not located it yet.”
A post made by a relative of one of the individuals being searched for states the following.
We are scared and so worried to say the least. If your a praying person please help us pray that they would be found safely.”
SaultOnline has reached out to OPP who could not confirm any further information.
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With files from wawa-news.com