Police looking to identify source of calls for help in Harriston

Woman heard screaming for assistance near Harriston Greenway Trail: OPP

HARRISTON – There was a large contingent of first responders here on Sunday afternoon searching for the source of what sounded like distressed calls for help from an unidentified woman.

Police want “to confirm the safety of a person who was heard screaming ‘help!’ near the Harriston Greenway Trail,” stated an April 14 press release from the Wellington County OPP.

Officers responded at about 2:45pm in the area of William Street West, in the northwest area of Harriston, police say.

“A witness reported hearing a woman’s voice screaming ‘help’ from off in the distance,” stated the OPP press release.

“Investigators have not been able to identify or locate the person who called out for help.”

Anyone with information can call the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.