Public comes to aid of COSAR in search for missing woman and dog in Kelowna – Coast Mountain News

The search is underway for Chelsea Cardno and her dog JJ, with members of the Central Okanagan Search and Rescue (COSAR) and more than 75 people from the community on hand to help with the efforts in Kelowna starting Saturday, June 18.

COSAR resumed its search at 7 a.m. after the water level at Mission Creek dropped overnight.

Along with Cardno’s family and friends, several dozen community members could be seen helping out with the search after a Facebook event was created last night ahead of COSAR’s restart.

The COSAR divides people into groups, with the organization’s dogs also available 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 that the two were swept away by the fast-moving waters of Mission Creek.

Those assisting with the search are first asked to log in to the COSAR Command Post at the Mission Creek Greenway Eco Center.

Cardno’s family and friends are currently joined by the RCMP and COSAR to help sign the people.

COSAR director Duane Tresnich told Black Press on Saturday that he was surprised at the number of people who came to help with the search and that Cardno’s family appreciates him very much.

It’s unclear what time the search will end on June 18 if Cardno and JJ aren’t found tonight.

(Picture – @chelscardno/Instagram)

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Brandon D. James