Police hunt for missing Kincardine woman


Helicopters, boats and police dogs are all currently active in the search for a missing Kincardine woman.

Yvonne Martin has been missing since Wednesday night. (photo courtesy of South-Bruce OPP)

Yvonne Martin, 64, was reported missing Wednesday at 11:47 p.m. The woman, described as standing 5'3" and weighing 106 pounds with medium length, wavy, light brown hair and grey eyes, was last seen wearing a dark blue cardigan, blue jeans and pink and green running shoes.

The woman left her Baird Street home (Wednesday) around 9:40 p.m. to run some errands and never returned home. Her black Ford Fusion was found on Harbour Street in Kincardine.

West Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT) members, the OPP Canine Unit, the South-Bruce OPP Marine Unit and OPP Aviation Services are assisting with the search.

The search seems to be largely based at the waterfront, as both Station Beach and the north pier have been closed to the public and roped off with police tape.

A helicopter was seen searching the area of Lake Huron and the Penetangore River up to the forks just after 1 p.m. yesterday.

Police said that the search will continue, and that drones will also aid in the search.

As of late Friday morning, the OPP Marine Unit rescue boat was doing slow laps near the breakwall.

The South-Bruce OPP requests anyone with information that might assist them to call 1-888-310-1122. If you want to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at www.cstip.ca, where you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

- Josh Howald