RCMP is on the search for a missing 74-year-old who was last seen around 11:00 am on August 4.
Lois Chartrand was last seen on foot picking up mushrooms northeast of kilometer 30 on Hanson Lake Road (Highway #106). RCMP says she is an experienced mushroom picker and became separated from the person she was with, who began searching for her and called the police.
Lois is 5 feet tall, 90 pounds, wearing blue jeans and a blue jacket.
Police say they have communicated with Lois via a radio she is carrying as recently as 6:00 am this morning, but have not located her yet.
Severe thunderstorms, wind and rain that came through the area impacted the search for Lois last night, stated the RCMP in a release. Members of Saskatoon Search and Rescue, RCMP Search and Rescue, local people familiar with the area and Nipawin, Carrot River, Deschambault Lake and Smeaton RCMP Detachments are currently searching for her.
“If members of the public are familiar with this area and are available to assist with the search for Lois, there is a command post set up approximately 32 kilometers north of Smeaton on Highway #106. Please attend this location and sign in so everyone is accounted for and a methodical grid search can be completed. There is limited to no cell service in this area and we stress we do not want people unfamiliar with the terrain to get lost,” stated the release.
If you see Lois, RCMP asks you to call 911 immediately.