Kimberley RCMP has released details about their search into Louise Baxter’s disappearance.
Louise Baxter was the subject of the search in the Jumbo Pass area that had been underway since Sunday.
A release from Sergeant Chris Newel is available below…
Louise Baxter who had been missing since Sunday, Aug 13, has been located. An extensive search was initiated when Louise failed to return from a short walk in Jumbo Pass. She had been on a hike with friends and had ventured out with her dog for a break. When she failed to return police were contacted.
Search and rescue was activated and seventy-two hours later Louise was located in good health. She was flown back to the Command Post and checked out by BC Ambulance. Her dog Maverick was with her the whole time and is also in good health.
Search teams from Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Golden, Revelstoke, Sparwood, Kaslo and Nelson assisted with the search. At the height of the search there were three helicopters, four search dogs, a drone and over 35 trained SAR volunteers. Officers from Kimberley, Cranbrook and Columbia Valley RCMP detachments worked alongside the SAR team and provided support to the family through Victim Services.
“I would like to send out a huge thanks to all the teams, support personnel, pilots and those who provided assistance over the three days. Your dedication is truly appreciated.” Sgt Darren Kakuno, Columbia Valley Detachment Commander. “A special thanks to RK Heliskiing who provided their heliport, lodge and parking lot for the Command Post”.
“The teams faced challenging and difficult terrain but persevered and focused on finding Louise. Their commitment is to be commended. It was a huge sigh of relief when word came in that Louise had been located.” Sgt. Chris Newel, Incident Commander.
– Photo and release from Sergeant Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP