Search continues in Ferryland for missing kayaker

Andrew Robinson
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This was the scene in Ferryland over the weekend as searchers attempted to locate the body of a missing kayaker, presumed to have drowned. — Submitted photo courtesy of Lee Dunne

As of Monday morning, Ferryland RCMP are still searching for a missing kayaker who is presumed to have drowned.

The search has been ongoing since last Friday. A kayak was recovered that evening south of the Southern Shore community.

On Saturday, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Halifax determined that all efforts to locate a survivor had been exhausted and subsequently granted a search reduction.

That decision took into account water and weather conditions, as well as the fact the missing person apparently did not have a life jacket or survival suit, according to Joint Task Force Atlantic.

The RCMP is now the lead agency for the search, which is being treated as a missing person case.

Organizations: Joint Rescue Co

Geographic location: Ferryland, Halifax

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  • Alex McGruer
    June 03, 2013 - 14:56

    On behalf of the paddlers in the province I would like to pass our sincere condolences onto the family and friends of ....Your friend and family member. Alex McGruer For what it is worth Ferryland is a very beautiful place to paddle.