A search is underway for a 33-year-old woman who has gone missing near the Malahat Summit.
Cowichan Search and Rescue, Shawnigan Lake RCMP and the Saanich Police Department are currently searching around the Malahat Summit and the viewpoint for Jaime Traynor, 33, who was last seen by her family around 10 p.m. Saturday.
Cowichan SAR has set up a command centre at the Malahat Viewpoint and vehicle access to the viewpoint has been blocked off. A rope rescue unit has also been brought in.
According to a press release issued by the Saanich Police Department, Traynor’s red 2001 Saturn was discovered by Shawnigan Lake RCMP on the Malahat at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Despite searching near her vehicle and around her residence in Saanich, Traynor has not yet been located, according to police.
Traynor has “mental health concerns” and is considered to be a high-risk missing person, said Saanich Police.
“Her family is very concerned about her well-being and hope that someone has seen their daughter or has information that can help the police locate her,” Const. Markus Anastasiades of the Saanich PD, said in the release.
Earlier in the day, BC RCMP Cpl. Chris Manseau told CHEK News that the search has been underway since about 3 a.m. this morning.
Witnesses told CHEK that a helicopter was also seen searching the area.
This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.