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Nov. 21, 2018 | Wednesday
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Abandoned kayak prompts police search of Four Mile Creek
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Niagara Regional Police are still looking for answers after an abandoned yellow kayak and a pair of shoes prompted a search of Four Mile Creek in August.

Police were called to the area of Line 3 and Four Mile Creek roads after being notified of the abandoned items by members of the public Aug. 22, said NRP Const. Phil Gavin.

The area the items were found in is known for fishing, and as a "hang out" spot for youth, he said.

Police officers lowered the water levels of the creek to assist in a shoreline search of the area and canvassed nearby homes, but so far have turned up nothing.

He said detectives have also reviewed the on-file missing persons cases and "none are consistent to this incident."

Members of the marine unit also conducted searches of the creek reservoir, and forensic detectives conducted airborne searches of the reservoir using an "unmanned aerial vehicle," also with negative results.

Gavin said currently there is "nothing to suggest any foul play or that a drowning has or has not occurred, " but that anyone who can provide further information is asked to contact police at 905-688-4111 ext. 9318.

 

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