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Search for missing Errington woman Sara Sherry continues in Nanoose Bay

RCMP: Criminality is not a factor in investigation
Sara Sherry of Errington was reported missing by her family on Feb. 17. (Photo courtesy of Oceanside RCMP)

The search continues for a missing Errington woman, a month after she left her home near Englishman River Regional Park.

Sara Sherry was last seen driving her pickup truck near Northwest Bay Logging Road around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 15. Search efforts across the area’s numerous logging roads were hampered early on by poor weather and low cloud cover.

“It’s a huge area,” said Sarah Galbraith, a friend of Sherry’s.

Sherry’s truck was located on Feb. 23, but she was nowhere to be found.

Criminality is not a factor in the investigation, according to Oceanside RCMP and the status of the police investigation remains the same.

The search this weekend this will focus on the logging roads and deep back country located south of Highway 19 and Northwest Bay Logging Road in Nanoose Bay.

The search is being led and co-ordinated by Arrowsmith Search and Rescue on Saturday and Sunday.

Galbraith said the truck was found off the main logging road on a dead end gravel road. She said it appears to have slid into a large rock, where it is stuck in something, “kind of midway between a culvert and a ditch.”

“It’s not crashed in sense of like wrecked,” Galbraith said. “It’s just kind of laying on the passenger side. The wheels aren’t even in the air.”

The 45-year-old mother lives near Englishman River Regional Park and would often walk her dogs through the area, Galbraith said, but the day she disappeared she did not tell anyone she was going out and she did not take her dogs.

“Her husband was at work and when he came home she wasn’t there,” Galbraith said.

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Searchers have been looking in the vicinity of Northwest Bay Logging Road, along 155 Main logging road, up to Rhododendron Lake, Galbraith said. People have also looked along the side of Nanaimo Lakes Road.

Galbraith noted it is only safe to search on weekends due to logging activity during the week.

“It does make it challenging because there’s that five days in between where she could be found but we can’t be there,” Galbraith said.

Sherry is described as Caucasian, five-foot-three and 120 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. She was reported missing by her family on Feb. 17, according to Oceanside RCMP. 

If anyone sees Sherry, they are asked to contact police immediately.

Kevin Forsyth

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