Search for missing Racine County woman expands

At least 130 law enforcement, fire and emergency services personnel are involved in a search for a missing woman in Racine County.

Fifty-nine-year-old Lynn Rickard disappeared Sunday from her home in Kansasville. Family members say Rickard has mental health issues and is dependent on oxygen.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling says it’s the largest search he’s experienced in his 23 years with the department. Schmaling says the searchers are committed to bringing closure to Rickard’s family.

WITI-TV reports crews on Wednesday were searching shoulder-to-shoulder in the rain using dogs, drones and thermal imaging cameras in the area thick with cattails where Rickard was last seen.

A $10,000 reward has been offered in the case.