Search on for overdue boater in Bay of Islands

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A search is continuing this morning for an overdue boater in the Bay of Islands area on the province’s west coast.

The RCMP says a 45-year-old man departed Summerside about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in a 24-foot cabin cruiser. He failed to arrive at his intended destination of Trout River and was reported to the RCMP as overdue on Thursday morning.

The boat is white in colour with a white and blue canvas canopy.  The boat bears the name of “My Fairwind.”

The Canadian Coast Guard Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center in Halifax has, since that time, been conducting a search of the area by both sea and air in an effort to locate the man.

Corner Brook RCMP is requesting that any individual with knowledge of the location of the vessel or the missing man to contact the RCMP with details immediately.

Organizations: RCMP, Canadian Coast Guard, Center in Halifax

Geographic location: Bay of Islands, Trout River

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  • holy smokes
    October 12, 2012 - 09:19

    The boat bears the name of “My Fairwind.”..In the B of I at 1630 the wx was anything but “My Fairwind.”.....with rain and winds WSW at close to 30 knots....should have stayed put!!