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Search and rescue operation underway for missing Alberta woman

22-year-old Christine Cardinal, from Saddle Lake, was reported missing Saturday by her family. Supplied by RCMP

A police search got underway Sunday for a northern Alberta woman who hasn’t been seen in 10 days.

RCMP said 22-year-old Christine Cardinal, from Saddle Lake, was reported missing Saturday by her family.

She was last seen on Thursday, Oct. 13 at around 8:30 a.m., about one kilometre north of the Bison Auto gas station in Saddle Lake.

Cardinal was last seen wearing a grey sweater and black shorts with no shoes. She is described as being an Aboriginal woman who is 5’9″ tall and 123 pounds. She has long black hair, brown eyes, a scar on right bicep and a cut on her top lip. She also has a tattoo of “ns” on her left hand.

RCMP said they began a search on Saturday. On Sunday, search and rescue, RCMP resources and RCMP Air Services joined forces to continue searching for the missing woman.

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Anyone with information about Cardinal’s whereabouts is asked to call St. Paul RCMP at 780-645-8888. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or submit your tip online.

Saddle Lake is about 170 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.

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