BRITISH COLUMBIA

Body of missing boater found in B.C.'s Gulf Islands a week after disappearance

12/19/2014 07:38 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST
SATURNA, B.C. - The RCMP say divers have recovered the body of a young man who disappeared when a rowboat he was in capsized in B.C.'s southern Gulf Islands.

Two men in their 20s left Lyall Harbour on Saturna Island on late in the evening of Dec. 12 on a four-metre rowboat, heading toward Mayne Island.

They ran into rough weather and the rowboat capsized, but only one of the men was able to swim to shore.

The coast guard, the RCMP and other agencies searched for two days but didn't turn up any sign of the man.

The RCMP says a local search-and-rescue group used side-scan radar to locate a possible location.

A news release says RCMP divers located the man's body after spending two days searching the location identified by the radar.