UPDATE: Underwater search to begin Wednesday for missing hunter

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RCMP in the Bay St. George area say an air search for a missing hunter has been completed, but ground search and rescue personnel are still on the scene.

An RCMP Underwater Recovery Team will be assisting beginning around  8:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

The RCMP said in a news release this afternoon divers will commence a search of West Bay in the morning.  More updates will be made as more information becomes available.



Earlier story

A search is on for a missing hunter in the Bay St. George area.

The 50-year-old man left his residence after 8 a.m. Monday to go duck hunting and was expected back at 5 p.m. When he failed to return, his family contacted the Bay St. George District RCMP about 6:15 p.m.

Local search and rescue has been actively searching throughout the night with the assistance of a helicopter from Gander's 103 Squadron. A civilian helicopter was brought in this morning and is now involved in the search.

The search is based on land and water.

Geographic location: St. George, Gander

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Recent comments

  • Gary US Bonds
    January 29, 2013 - 10:27

    I will never understand the press. A person goes missing, and you tell us, but you never post a picture or a name! Maybe I saw him this morning, burt how was I supposed to know that he was missing? Explain!

    • Pam Frampton
      January 29, 2013 - 10:41

      The police have not provided a photograph or released the missing hunter's name. If we receive such information, we would report it.