The search is on for Chelsea Cardno and her dog JJ, with members from the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and over 75 people from the community present to help with the efforts in Kelowna as of 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 18.
COSAR restarted its search at 7 a.m. after the water level at Mission Creek lowered overnight.
Along with Cardno’s family and friends, several dozens of community members could be seen helping with the search after a Facebook event was created last night in anticipation of COSAR restarting its efforts.
COSAR is assigning people into groups, with dogs from the organization also on hand to help.
Cardno was last seen on Tuesday, June 14, at around 8 a.m. leaving her home on Dougall Road South in the Mission Greenway with her dog. It is feared the two may have been swept away by the fast-moving waters of Mission Creek.
People helping with the search are first asked to sign in at the COSAR command post at Mission Creek Greenway Eco Centre.
Cardno’s family and friends are currently joined by RCMP and COSAR to assist in signing people in.
COSAR manager Duane Tresnich told the Capital News on Saturday morning he’s surprised with the number of people that have come to help with the search and that Cardno’s family is very appreciative of it.
It is unknown what time the search will end on June 18 if Cardno and JJ are not found by tonight.
Central Okanagan Search and Rescue and a watch party get together and organize plans before continuing the search for 31-year old Chelsea Cardno and her dog JJ who have been missing since Tuesday in the Mission Creek area #Kelowna @KelownaCapNews @BlackPressMedia pic.twitter.com/HcKyOdvGsL
— Jordy Cunningham (@CunninghamJordy) June 18, 2022