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N.S. police say no new trace of missing boy, but search continues

TRURO, N.S. — A search for a missing three-year-old boy continues in a central Nova Scotia town, although police said Monday that recent efforts have failed to turn up any new trace of the child.
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TRURO, N.S. — A search for a missing three-year-old boy continues in a central Nova Scotia town, although police said Monday that recent efforts have failed to turn up any new trace of the child.

Truro Police said the search for Dylan Ehler involved the town's fire service on Monday.

Firefighters conducted a search with the help of an underwater camera in Lepper Brook, where it's believed the boy disappeared last Wednesday. Searchers found the boy's boots in separate areas last week along the brook that runs into the larger Salmon River.

Dylan disappeared while playing outside his grandmother's home near the river, which runs through the town.

Colchester Ground Search and Rescue also supported Monday's effort that failed to produce any leads, police said.

Police also said an extensive search was conducted over the weekend.

Now a recovery effort, police said searchers retraced ground that was formerly searched including both banks of the Salmon River and the Lepper Brook area.

Patrol officers also re-canvassed homes on Elizabeth and Queen streets looking for any new information and searchers also focused efforts Sunday along the Salmon River to Highway 102 and walked the riverbed as the tide was low.

Truro Police Chief Dave MacNeil said Friday the search would continue until "we've exhausted every avenue that we have available.''

Police said they would provide another update on the status of the search on Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 11, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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