Despite an extensive search in the Truro area over the weekend, officials still have not been able to locate Dylan Ehler.
Truro Police were called to the area of Queen and Elizabeth streets at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday after the 3-year-old went missing from his grandmother’s yard.
She briefly turned around to deal with the family dog, and when she turned back, the young boy was gone.
Firefighters found one of the boy’s rubber boots in Lepper Brook close to Queen Street, and the second was located in the brook near where it spills into the Salmon River.
Truro Police said their search for the toddler entered the recovery stage Thursday evening.
On Friday evening, Colchester Ground Search and Rescue searched an area from Highway 102 to the Timbits Soccer Field in the area of Marshland Dr. and Park St.
Both sides of the Salmon River banks have also been scoured. On Friday, a helicopter from the Department of National Resources flow over the area extensively and ground searchers were dispatched to follow up on areas of interest.
Saturday’s operation concentrated on Lepper Brook, where Dylan’s boots were located. Truro Police patrol officers also re-canvassed residences in the area of Elizabeth and Queen streets to look for new information.
On Sunday, searchers canvassed the Salmon River to Highway 102, walking the riverbed at low tide. They also executed an in-depth grid search along Elizabeth St. near Lepper Brook.
Truro Police say efforts over the weekend have not produced any new clues.
Crews continue to search the Lepper Brook area this afternoon using many resources, including an underwater camera.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Truro Police Service at 902-895-5351.