Mounties search for missing Nanaimo canoeist

The Nanaimo RCMP and Nanaimo Search and Rescue(SAR) are conducting a search for a 72 year old male whose canoe was found late yesterday afternoon on Second Lake. Second Lake is one of four lakes located off Nanaimo River Rd. The male resides in a cabin on the lake and has been experiencing some medical issues which have caused concern for his family. 

His family contacted the Nanaimo RCMP yesterday, after attending to his cabin on Tuesday August 12th. His canoe was found on a sandbar near the bridge. SAR were called out this morning and are conducting a perimeter search of the lake. The RCMP Dive team has also been contacted and are prepared to begin searching the lake tomorrow morning if necessary.

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