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'Hoping for a miracle'

UPDATED: 5:18 p.m.

Those closest to Gloria Miller are hoping for a miracle. 

The Vernon woman has now been missing for more than 31 hours. 

Miller went missing while on a dive in the water off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

The search today was long and extensive, but is now starting to wrap up. The search will begin again at first light tomorrow. 

Divers spent all day searching the water, and volunteers spent the day combing the land as well. 

Civil Protection expanded the search radius by using two helicopters and one fixed-wing plane, but once the sun sets it will also suspend the search for the evening and begin again at first light. 

Even the navy has been called in to help. It has been participating in a grid search following known currents. 

At this point, the Canadian Consulate is fully engaged and, according to a person with intimate details of the search, are "doing a great job of helping lobby for action and co-ordinating recommendations."

"We want to thank the support and thoughts of family and friends it has been heartwarming.  I just hope that if Gloria is still out there she can hang on a little longer so help can reach her."


UPDATED 12 p.m.

The search for a woman missing in Mexico has expanded. 

Gloria Miller went missing while scuba diving in the waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

A person close to the family has told Castanet that search crews have expanded the search area and a small plane has joined. The family is trying to get helicopter support as well. 

At this point, the person says, it is a waiting game, but the family is trying everything they can do, including trying to get any additional resources that can be used. 


UPDATED: 10:02 a.m.

Concern for a Vernon woman missing in Mexico is continuing to grow. 

Gloria Miller, the wife of prominent Vernon business owner David Chambers, has gone missing while scuba diving in the waters off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

Someone with details of the family told Castanet that it wasn't that long ago that Miller became certified as a diver.

Posts on social media expressing concern for Miller continue to be shared. 

One person wrote, "So sad to hear, hoping for a happy outcome."

Another posted  "She was my landlord amazing women so kind I hope she is returned safe."

Many others posts are sending messages of prayers and love. 

"So sorry to hear about this David, I hope she is found."

"Fingers crossed that’s she’s found safe and sound!"

The family has asked for the Canadian consulate to intervene in the search for Miller.

David Chambers is the co-owner of DCT Chambers Trucking.


ORIGINAL: 7:48 a.m.

A well known Vernon family has asked for the Canadian consulate to intervene in the search for a loved one gone missing in Mexico.

Global news is reporting that Gloria Miller, the wife of David Chambers, was last seen Thursday morning during a dive off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

The Chambers family reached out to Canadian and Mexican media in an attempt to help find Miller.

The family is well known in the Okanagan.

Chambers is the co-owner of DCT Chambers Trucking.



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