Missing 74-year-old woman found dead, says RCMP

Chartrand was last seen on August 4 while picking mushrooms with a friend.

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A 10-day search for a woman who went missing while picking mushrooms near Hanson Lake Road in northeastern Saskatchewan concluded Sunday and a body was found near where she was last seen, the RCMP said. I was.

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74-year-old Lois Chartran was last seen on August 4th. With her mushroom picking experience, she got separated from her companions who called her police.

A search party found Chartrand’s body on Sunday in a wooded area about a kilometer from where it was last seen, the RCMP said. Her family has been notified.

The RCMP said in an email last week that Chartrand had a two-way radio and emergency responders initially tried to talk to her and guide her to safety. Her last radio communication with her by the RCMP was on the morning of August 5th.

The search area, about 30 kilometers north of Smeaton, was described by police as remote and heavily forested with civet turtles. According to the RCMP, the search area is large, covering “many” square kilometers.

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The Saskatchewan RCMP worked with the Alberta RCMP Helicopter Service, the City of Saskatoon Police Air Support, the Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Association, the Saskatchewan Volunteer Association for Search and Rescue, the Saskatchewan Department of Public Safety, and volunteers familiar with the area and terrain.

Smeaton is about 215 kilometers northeast of Saskatoon.

— with Thia James’ StarPhoenix files

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Missing 74-year-old woman found dead, says RCMP

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