OPP are lauding the efforts of community members who helped find a child who went missing on the beach in Sandbanks Provincial Park.
According to OPP, officers were called to the Prince Edward County beach on Aug. 6 after a six-year-old had been missing for about 10 minutes and was last seen in the water.
OPP said that when officers arrived they “engaged tremendous community support” and people at the beach then physically banded together to form a line to “methodically” comb the water and beach looking for the child.
The six-year-old was found a kilometre up from where they went missing, on the beach and out of the water, OPP said. The search took a total of 30 minutes.
Police are offering their special thanks to those who jumped in quickly to help find the child.