This is the good news that everybody had been hoping for! A missing teen in Nova Scotia has finally been found safe after being gone for more than a week. The man who was with her was also found and he is still in police custody.
Nova Scotia RCMP announced that on August 22, a missing 14-year-old Indigenous girl from Cape Breton had been located by police and she's safe.
In a Facebook post, the police force said that at around 11:30 p.m. the night before, the RCMP Air Services reported seeing a fire in an isolated location in the area of Canoe Lake.
The officers on the ground then made their way to that spot.
At 1:00 a.m., the teen was then found and so was the 47-year-old man who is believed to have been with her while she was missing.
Both of them were taken out of the wooded area by police without incident.
While the 14-year-old has been released, the man is still in police custody.
There is an ongoing investigation into what happened.
Nova Scotia RCMP also relayed its thanks to the public for helping with this case and for spreading the word about the missing teen on social media.
A week after the teen was last seen and reported missing, a localized emergency alert was issued in the Cape Breton area.
People were asked to call the police if they saw her or the man who was with her.
The alert shared details of both of them and said that they were believed to be in the Canoe Lake area using a green ATV.
From early on after the teen disappeared, there was a public outcry for an alert to be issued for her.
A petition was created to demand that.
She was last that day at around 4:00 p.m.