The Comox Valley RCMP received a request for assistance in locating a 16 year old male who entered the water at Sandpiper Beach on Hornby Island in his red kayak. The male was seen
entering the water in his kayak at approximately 2 p.m on June 29th, 2011, but failed to return home before dark.
The kayak has since been located ashore at Mushroom beach on Hornby, however the male has yet to be located.
The male, Orlando Graham is a 16 year old caucasian male, about 5’9”, 145 lbs., with dark brown curly hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long sleeve green shirt.
The RCMP along with the Rescue Coordination Center, 442 squadron, Search and Rescue volunteers and auxiliary Coastguard units are all currently involved in the search for GRAHAM.
The search is being conducted by ground, air and water.
Hornby Island is a northern Gulf Island located east of Courtenay.