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Man missing after canoe capsizes in North West River

The RCMP was notified of a possible person in distress in the water in between North West River and Sheshatshiu early Sunday morning, July 15.
The RCMP was notified of a possible person in distress in the water in between North West River and Sheshatshiu early Sunday morning, July 15. - Google Maps

NORTH WEST RIVER, N.L. – A search is underway for a missing boater in North West River.

The RCMP says they were notified of a possible person in distress in the water in between North West River and Sheshatshiu at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday, July 15.

Investigation revealed a man and woman had went canoeing at around 5 a.m. The woman made it to shore when the boat capsized, but the man still has not been found.

The canoe was found swamped several kilometres north northeast of North West River.

Local vessels, ground search and rescue and a helicopter have been searching the area since yesterday. RCMP divers are also being brought in.

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