The investigation and search for a missing man who lived aboard his 30 foot boat at the mouth of Todd Inlet continued throughout the day today by the RCMP and members of the RCMP dive team. The missing man has been identified by police as Timothy Hollands, 52 years, of Brentwood Bay.
RCMP investigators advise that on December 25th, Mr Hollands was in Brentwood Bay and was last seen in his small row boat rowing back towards his anchored vessel around 1600 hours.
The following morning December 26th a friend contacted the police to report Hollands missing from his boat. Mr Hollands dog and rowboat were located with his anchored vessel. Based on the circumstances police investigators believe that sometime during the evening Mr Hollands fell overboard overboard from his vessel.
On December 26th, a marine search of Todd Inlet and the Brentwood Bay area was conducted by the Coast Guard. The Peninsula Emergency Measures Search and Rescue team conducted a shoreline search of the area and members of the Saanich Police dive team conducted an underwater search of the area surrounding the anchored vessel.
The RCMP dive team continued with an expanded underwater search of the area on Dec 27th and again today on December 28th. As of the time of this press release, the search has been unsuccessful in locating the missing man.
Update: On January 3rd, 2012 an adult male’s body was found on shore near Sansum Narrows near Maple Bay, BC and it has been identified as Mr. Hollands, who was missing from his boat on December 26th in Todd Inlet.
Duncan North Cowichan RCMP were called and attended with the coroner after the body was found by a member of the public. The body has been identified as Mr. Hollands and family has been notified. RCMP will be working with the coroner service to investigate the cause of death however the investigation to this point still does not indicate any type of suspicious circumstances or foul play.