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Search for missing canoeist at Stanley Park suspended

Search for missing canoeist at Stanley Park suspended
Search for missing canoeist at Stanley Park suspended

Rescue workers have called off their search for a canoeist who went missing near Stanley Park on Friday.

That evening, a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-149 Cormorant helicopter was seen circling the waters off Third Beach.

The 65-year-old canoeist was reported missing around 5 p.m., the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria told CTV News on Saturday.

The search also involved “multiple resources” from the Canadian Coast Guard, said Capt. Chris Dubé.

He said the search has since been called off and the case has been turned over to Vancouver police, who are investigating the incident as a missing person case.

CTV News has reached out to the VPD for more information and will update this story if there is a response.