Friday, April 17, 2015

RCMP seek more information, or an owner, for recovered canoe

The Coastal Policing Section of the Prince Rupert RCMP is looking to reunite a canoe with its owner, this after members of the Prince Rupert detachment recovered an empty canoe floating in the Skeena on April 8th.

The canoe was discovered approximately half way between Terrace and Prince Rupert.

The RCMP responded to a complaint from the public, with concerns for the safety and well being of anyone that may have been in the canoe. After a search of the Skeena involving both the Air Service plane and the West Coast Marine Service the canoe was recovered, with no one discovered requiring any assistance in the area.

In the days that followed No missing person reports were received by either the Prince Rupert or Terrace detachments.

The RCMP are now looking to locate the owner of the canoe, in the event that there may be a missing person situation involved in the discovery.

The canoe which is in a well used condition  can be viewed below.

Photo of a canoe recovered by the RCMP on April 8th

Should the canoe belong to you, or you have information related as to who may be the owner of it, you are asked to contact the Prince Rupert detachment of the RCMP at 250-624-2136

For more items related to Emergency Services files in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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