Cochrane RCMP officials have told Cochrane Now an update on yesterday's report of a possible child abduction will be provided this afternoon.

The matter has been turned over to the RCMP's Major Crimes Unit to investigate. That unit manages and investigates homicides, suspicious deaths, and missing person cases where foul play is suspected.

At 4:17 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, Cochrane RCMP received a report of a possible child abduction at the Willows playground.

A youth reported to parents that while at the playground they saw a child picked up from the sidewalk and placed into the backseat of a vehicle.

The parents of the witness called the police. 

RCMP officers were visibly active in the area and around town following the report.