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Search teams scouring Nanaimo’s Millstone River for missing woman

48-year-old woman has been missing since Feb. 1
A search and rescue operation is underway to try to find a 48-year-old woman who was last seen at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. (Photo submitted)

The Nanaimo RCMP and Nanaimo Search and Rescue are currently searching along the Millstone River for a 48-year-old woman who went missing yesterday.

Nancy Gagne was last seen at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, according to a Nanaimo RCMP press release.

Based on evidence, search efforts are focusing on the area of the Millstone River from Bowen Road to Nanaimo Harbour.

Volunteers with Nanaimo Search and Rescue along with RCMP officers including members of RCMP West Coast Marine Services are continuing the search today, Feb. 2. NSAR searched until approximately midnight and resumed searching at daybreak.

The missing woman is 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing multi-coloured pyjamas. Anyone who has information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue volunteers search along the banks of the Millstone River for a missing woman Friday, Feb. 2. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

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