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6-Year-Old Girl Found Dead After Anvil Island Boating Accident

07/26/2015 11:28 EDT | Updated 07/26/2016 05:59 EDT
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VANCOUVER — A six-year-old girl has died in a boating incident north of Vancouver.

RCMP say the girl's body was found in the water Saturday night after a boat was discovered drifting near Anvil Island in Howe Sound.

The Mounties say crews are still searching for the girl's father, a 60-year-old man from North Vancouver.

The missing man may have ended up on shore, so a land search is also underway.

Police say there's no indication of foul play but that they aren't ruling anything out.

Naval Lft. Paul Trenholm says the Coast Guard was dispatched after a fellow boater spotted an empty vessel adrift with the keys still in the ignition Saturday night.

CTV News identified the girl as Maddie Liebenberg. Family friends said she and her dad, William Liebenberg, left the Lions Bay Marina on Saturday and were headed for their cabin on Gambier Island.

(CKNW)