UPDATE: Sheila Scrutton has been located by Golden-Field RCMP. The 73-year-old female was found around 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8 safe and sound. The RCMP has thanked the media and public for their assistance in the investigation.
The Golden-Field RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a missing female who was last seen leaving Kinbasket Lake on August 4.
Since her disappearance, RCMP think she may have travelled to the Revelstoke and Nakusp area, said Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP.
Sheila Scrutton is described by her friends as an individual who is actively involved in her community of Rocky Mountain House.
She is part of the local Rotary Club, and participates in a number of activities, including kayaking, which she loves.
Scrutton was reported missing on August 5.
Her family and police are concerned for her wellbeing, as it is out of character for her to have no contact with her family for this length of time.
A search is ongoing with the assistance of Golden and District Search and Rescue, says Cst. Spencer Lainchbury with the Golden-Field RCMP. An RCMP helicopter will be utilized to support the search in the area.
Scrutton is a resident of Rocky Mountain House, and is believed to be driving a red 2016 Ford F-150, licence plate EJJ-117.
The entire paddling community in Rocky Mountain House continues to hope for good news of the location of their friend.
Anyone with more information on the whereabouts of Scrutton is asked to contact the Golden-Field RCMP at 250-344-2221.