UPDATE: Police determine no emergency in Friday’s mystery radio appeal for help

Police had asked for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

UPDATE: Police have identified the individuals involved in a broadcast for help yesterday and determined there is no emergency.

A girl was heard asking for help on Friday in radio transmissions deemed suspicious. Campbell River RCMP sent out an appeal for information from the public about mysterious signals, which were reported to police at around 3 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Dave Johnson said in a media release that a “youth female was heard on the radio channel stating ‘Help my Dad’ twice.”

When a local company monitoring the channel responded, she “stated that her name was ‘Connie’ and her Dad was ‘Ty’ (or possibly ‘Ky’) and that ‘he is the boss,’” Johnson said.

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The company kept monitoring the channel, but there were no further transmissions, he said.

The signal “most likely came off a repeater on Mt. Washington indicating that there is a vast area (from Comox to Sayward) that the transmission could have originated from,” he added.

In an update issued Saturday morning, Sgt. Johnson said that “The individuals from the previous media release have been identified and it has been confirmed that there is no emergency in regards to the radio transmissions and the Campbell River RCMP will be concluding this investigation.”

Sgt. Johnson thanked everyone for assistance with this investigation, “tips were generated and the individuals identified.”

No further details were provided about who or why the transmission went out.

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