One of the Halifax residents who quickly jumped into action to help find a missing 9-year-old girl today wrote in to tell how events unfolded for him.
Brett Locke of Halifax writes,
Aprrox. 4:40 I decided to head over to Bayers lake to go to Future Shop. I quickly check my Twitter account before I started driving and saw a few posts about a missing girl in the area. I clicked on the link the Chronicle herald had and read through the description of the girl and what she was wearing (blue shirt that said Winnipeg, glasses) As I turned on to Lacewood Drive to head towards Bayers lake I noticed a girl walking on the side of the road . She had on a blue shirt and glasses but I could tell right away if it said Winnipeg on it or not. as I got closer I could make out that this was the girl the police were looking for. I pulled over to the side of the road by the on ramp for the highway and called 911 around 445pm. They asked for a description and location and which way she was walking (towards The Irving by Future Inns) I told 911 that I couldn't get turned around without causing an accident and had to drive towards Bayers lake to get turned around . I pulled into Costco and quickly made my way back towards the Irving. 911 told me that as soon as I was pulling into the Irving that she was with an attendant at the station and the police were on scene. She was visibly upset and scared.Glad I made the decision to go to the future shop when I did and that she is ok.
A 9 year old girl was reported missing from her yard on Sheradon Place in Clayton Park at approximately 3:45 pm on today's date.
The girl was in her yard playing with her cat when she wandered off out of sight. Numerous police officers and neighbours are currently searching the area for her. She is described as a white female, 9 years old, 4'9 in height, 80 lbs, wearing a blue shirt with "Winnipeg" written on the front. She has brown hair and is also wearing glasses. Her first name is Amber. Police are asking for anyone in the Clayton Park area to keep a look out for this girl and contact police with any information on her whereabouts.