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The family of a missing Kelowna woman is organizing a search party near Mission Creek Saturday morning.

Chelsea Cardno, 31, was last seen leaving her home on Kelowna’s Dougall Road South Tuesday morning, when she took her dog J.J.for a walk on the Mission Greenway. Her white BMW was found parked at the north end of Pasadena Road, but there’s been no sign of her or her dog since.

Mission Creek has been running particularly fast and high this past week, as heavy rains have caused the river to swell, flooding in some areas. There has been some concern that Cardno may have been swept away in the river, and rescue crews have been searching the waters.

Police and search and rescue volunteers have searched the area throughout the week, and Saturday morning, Cardno’s family is looking for other volunteers to come lend a hand.

Volunteers are asked to meet at the parking lot of the Mission Creek Regional Park off Springfield Road, near the Environmental Education Centre for the Okanagan, at 10 a.m.

“For the safety of everyone involved, the RCMP and COSAR are requesting that all volunteers please sign in and out,” states a post on the Help us find Chelsea and JJ Facebook page.

“We ask that if you think you have found something worth exploring, please flag down a member of the RCMP or COSAR. Do no try and retrieve it yourself! Safety is of utmost importance, we do not want to make the job harder for the RCMP and COSAR.”