UPDATED: Search expands for missing Trail woman
The search continues for 70-year-old Ida Cragnolini, a Trail woman suffering from dementia who went missing Sunday afternoon, according to RCMP Sgt. Darren Oelke.
“Last night, there were 176 registered volunteers out searching,” Oelke said, explaining Cragnolini was last seen at roughly 12:45 p.m., when she left her home near Waneta Mall to walk to a nearby friend’s house.
Family and friends instigated a search when Cragnolin failed to arrive at her destination, and called police for help at roughly 3:45 p.m.
“South Columbia Search and Rescue (SAR) was notified, set up and began searching yesterday,” Oelke said. “Today, South Columbia, Rossland and Castlegar SAR teams are on the ground.
“They’ve searched East Trail and are expanding their search to West Trail and Glenmerry.”
He said there were several sightings of her sometime yesterday afternoon, walking down Hwy 3B toward Trail, wearing a red fleece jacket and carrying an umbrella.
The family has also used social media to ask the public to help find Cragnolini, who has little-to-no short-term memory, and may be confused and disoriented.
Anyone with any information at all is asked to call the Trail RCMP detachment at 250-364-2566.
Trail & Greater District RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating 70-year-old Ida Cragnolini of Trail .
Cragnolini – who suffers from Dementia – was reportedly last seen at her residence in Waneta near the Waneta Mall on Nov. 20 around 12:45 p.m. She was going to walk to a friend’s house who lives nearby, but did not arrive and RCMP are concerned for her safety.
Cragnolini suffers from Dementia and has little to no short-term memory. She was last seen wearing a bright red fleece coat and was carrying an umbrella. She is described as being 4’8”, weighing approximately 150 pounds, has brown eyes and short brown hair.
Trail & Greater District RCMP are asking anyone with any information about Cragnolini’s whereabouts to please contact police at 250-364-2566.