Niagara-On-The-Lake father sends drones to BC to aid search for missing women
The Niagara-on-the-Lake father of a woman who disappeared in BC's north Okanagan has sent two drones to the area to help volunteers search for missing women.
John Simpson bought the drones with the proceeds of a fundraiser in his daughter's name and sent them to community activist Jody Leon in Enderby.
RCMP wrapped up a search of a property in Salmon Arm last week where the remains of 18-year-old Traci Genereaux were found.
At least four women remain missing in the area, including Simpson's daughter Ashley Simpson, who was 32 when she disappeared in 2016.
Simpson says he hired someone to search for his daughter using drones in May and was amazed by what the technology could do.
He hopes to eventually have a Canada-wide network of volunteers with access to drones who can search for missing people.
Jody Leon says she received the drones last week and has already connected with experienced drone operators who are willing to help in a search as soon as next week.