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Alert On Missing Children’s Society Of Canada Rescu App Resulted In Recovery Of Missing Teens

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two missing teens are now back home after being spotted in Lindsay following an alert on The Missing Children’s Society of Canada (MCSC) rescue app.

The power of the Child Search Network and the MCSC rescu app was demonstrated last week when two missing Sudbury teens were spotted in Lindsay by a local resident, who saw the alert about the missing teens on the app according to police.

“Last week’s incident truly demonstrates the value of the MCSC rescu app,” said Chief Mark Mitchell, Kawartha Lakes Police Services. “An alert from the app led to a tip from a local resident and that tip led to the recovery of the two missing teens. It is tangible evidence that the MCSC rescu app works and will only get better as more Canadians download the app and the Child Search Network expands. Everyone can play a role in community safety and well-being. By choosing to download the MCSC rescu app, you can be part of this important initiative.”

Amanda Pick, CEO, Missing Children’s Society of Canada commented, “Use of the MCSC rescu app in locating these two vulnerable teens only strengthens our determination to see this technology shared across the country”.

Photo Caption (from left to right): KLPS Chief Mark Mitchell, Deputy Mayor Tracy Richardson, KLPS Inspector Tom Hickey, Sean Peters, KLPS Inspector Kirk Robertson, Patricia Hung, Amanda Pick, OPP Detachment Commander Tim Tatchell

MCSC recently received a $2,000 donation from Arbor Memorial to support the organization’s mandate to help return missing children to a safe environment.

“Losing a child is one of the most devastating experiences any family can suffer. Rosemount Memorial Gardens and The Arbor Memorial Fund are proud to support the Missing Children’s Society of Canada and Kawartha Lakes with their work bringing awareness to the MCSC rescu app, in hopes more children will be found and returned home to a safe environment,” said Sean Peters, Branch Manager at Rosemount Memorial Gardens by Arbor Memorial.

Arbor Memorial is a Canadian company that provides interment rights, cremations, funerals, and associated merchandise and services to thousands of families each year across Canada. Employee donations to the Arbor Memorial Fund are equally matched by Arbor Memorial and together they determine who will receive funds.

“It’s thanks to the generosity of donors such as Arbor Memorial that we can continue our important work finding missing children,” said Pick “And that work was especially evident last week in Lindsay.”

Kawartha Lakes is the first municipality in Ontario to endorse the Child Search Network and the MCSC rescu app.

The network and app are tools the public can use to aid in the search for missing children. The network and app allow police departments across Canada to reach members of the community whose eyes, ears and voices are critical in the search.

Join the Child Search Network by downloading the MCSC rescu app today.

 

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