Nfld. & Labrador

Search continues for missing 62-year-old snowmobiler

Police are searching for a missing snowmobiler in the area of Paul's Lake, west of Badger.
Exploit's Valley Ground Search and Rescue is aiding in the search for a missing 62-year-old snowmobiler in the area of Paul's Lake, just west of Badger, on Sunday afternoon. (Chris Ensing/CBC)

Police are searching for a missing snowmobiler in the area of Paul's Lake, west of Badger.

Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP say the 62-year-old woman was last seen leaving a friend's cottage on a snowmobile early Saturday morning. 

The Exploit's Valley Ground Search and Rescue Team is assisting RCMP with the search, along with members of the public.

Searchers are focusing on an area of the lake where a snowmobile and helmet were found.

The RCMP called in its underwater recovery team, which arrived on site shortly after 4 p.m.

CBC will continue to follow this story. Police are expected to have an update later Sunday evening.