Ongoing search for missing boater in North West River

Sheshatshiu, Newfoundland and Labrador – Sheshatshiu RCMP are currently searching for a missing boater in North West River.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on July 15, 2018, police were notified of a possible person in distress in the water in between North West River and Sheshatshiu.

Investigation revealed a man and woman had gone out in a canoe around 5:00 a.m. yesterday when it capsized. The woman was able to make it to shore, however the man remains unaccounted for. The canoe has been located swamped several kilometres north northeast of North West River.

Local vessels, along with Ground Search and Rescue and a helicopter, have been searching the area since yesterday. RCMP divers are expected to assist in the search sometime today.

Sheshatshiu RCMP

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