Update: land search called off for missing Bowen woman; search to continue Fri with divers and boats

Update Nov. 7, 6 p.m.: RCMP say that the land search for Shilanne Stedmances has been called off. RCMP say that the search will be continuing in a specific area Friday with divers and RCMP boats. 

RCMP are searching for an island woman reported missing on Bowen Island Monday evening just before 9 p.m.

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Shilanne Stedmances, 22, was last seen near where Eagle Cliff Rd and Old Eagle Cliff Rd intersect said an RCMP release. Stedmances is 5’2” tall, 110 lbs, with dark hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black long sleeved t-shirt and black pants.

“Given the area she was last seen in and other factors, we’re listing her as high risk,” said Cpl. Adam Koehle of Bowen Island RCMP. Koehle said that given the terrain she was last seen in and the weather over the past few days, the situation could be detrimental to her health and wellbeing.

Koehle said that they’re asking for the public for help in part to determine if Stedmances is still on-island or if someone picked her up.

Koehle says that they are currently working with North Shore Rescue, the Bowen Island Fire Department, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue and Coast Guard in the search.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Bowen Island RCMP at 604-947-0516.

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