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Abbotsford search to resume after girl reportedly carried into bushes

10/01/2014 09:53 EDT | Updated 12/01/2014 05:59 EST
A search is expected to resume this morning in Abbotsford, B.C., after a motorist reported seeing an unidentified man carry an unidentified girl into the bushes on Tuesday night.

Police have not publicly linked the incident with any reports of a missing girl, but say the witness is credible and they are focused on locating the child.

Const. Ian MacDonald says the witness reported seeing a young girl, about six to 10 years old, lying on the side of the road near Enterprise Avenue and McCallum Road at 6:20 p.m. PT Tuesday.

The motorist said the girl was wearing a pink jacket and didn't appear to be moving, and a white man in his 40s, who had curly brown hair and was wearing jeans and a dark jean jacket, was with her.

"The witness observed the man pick the girl up off the ground and carry her in the direction of a treed area just to the west of that location," MacDonald said in a written statement.

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue joined the search, just after 9 p.m., but it was called off at 3:30 a.m. because of darkness.

- On mobile? Click here for video from the scene courtesy of the Abbotsford Police Department

Google Maps: Enterprise Ave. & McCallum Rd.

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