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Paul Clark Missing Man On Solo Rowing Trip From Prince Rupert To Port Hardy

07/21/2014 09:30 EDT | Updated 09/20/2014 05:59 EDT
Prince Rupert RCMP
VANCOUVER - Rescue aircraft are back in the skies as another day of searching begins for a man last seen in a small rowboat off northern Vancouver Island.

UPDATE, July 23: Prince Rupert RCMP have identified the man as 69-year-old Paul Clark. Clark is 5'11" and 154 lbs, with brownish-white hair and hazel eyes. His boat is a 16-ft. "Paul Gartside" design, open water row boat with bright yellow sails. The hull and deck are white in colour with a blue gunwale. He has a pop-up tent that he uses for sleeping in.

A military Cormorant helicopter and a Buffalo rescue airplane have resumed the search grid about 225 kilometres north of Port Hardy, B.C.

They're looking for a man, who's over 70, who was attempting to row solo from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy.

The man has not been heard from since July 11 when he left Aristazabal Island, along the B.C. coast east of the most southerly tip of Haida Gwaii.

In addition to the helicopter and search plane, a Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre official says two coast guard vessels are also at the scene.

The search began Saturday and boaters in the area who may have seen the solo rower since July 11 are urged to contact local RCMP or the Rescue Co-ordination Centre.

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