Kimberley RCMP were notified of a missing person Sunday, April 14, just before 6 p.m. A woman had taken her dog for a walk, and her family became concerned when the dog turned up alone.
Friends and family began searching the area the woman had gone walking in, and called police after they were unsuccessful in finding her.
Kimberley Search and Rescue was also called in, and they, along with Police Dog Service, initiated a search of the area. The 55-year-old woman had been walking her dog along the pathways at a local golf course, and it became evident that she may have fallen into a retention pond. The RCMP Dive team was requested.
The next day, Monday, April 15, the dive team located the women, deceased, in the pond.
Search and Rescue teams from Cranbrook, Fernie, Creston and Sparwood assisted in the search. Victim Services has been assisting the family, friends and coworkers with this tragic loss.
At press time, the woman’s name had not been released.