RCMP have issued an Amber Alert as they intensify efforts to locate two missing children from Surrey.
The alert was issued just after 3 p.m. Wednesday July 19th.
The children, identified as 8-year-old Aurora Bolton and her older brother, 10-year-old Joshuah Bolton, were last seen in the Kelowna area during a vacation with their mother, Verity Bolton.
However, they were not returned to their father as scheduled, prompting immediate concern from family members and law enforcement.
Aurora Bolton, the youngest of the siblings, is described as an 8-year-old Caucasian girl with brown hair. Her older brother, Joshuah Bolton, is a 10-year-old Caucasian boy also with brown hair.
In addition to the missing children, RCMP are also searching for the children’s mother, Verity Bolton, who is 45-years-old.
Verity is described as a Caucasian woman with brown hair and brown eyes. Police believe she may have crucial information about the whereabouts of her children and are seeking her assistance in their investigation.
Police are also appealing to the public for any information that could lead to the safe recovery of Aurora and Joshuah Bolton.
Additionally, they are urging anyone who may have spotted Verity Bolton’s vehicle, a blue 2012 Dodge D250 with the British Columbia license plate SJ2708, to come forward immediately.
If you have any information, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 immediately.
Amber Alerts are issued in cases of child abduction where law enforcement believes the children are in imminent danger.
As the search continues, RCMP are urging all residents of British Columbia and surrounding areas to remain vigilant and to report any information that may help locating the kids.
If you have any information about the whereabouts of of the kids or mom are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.