May 01, 2013 - 3:39 PM
Search and Rescue are probing Shuswap Lake for a fisherman last heard from April 30 when he texted his wife.
Salmon Arm RCMP received two calls May 1: one from the missing person's wife, and one from a resident living on the lake.
Cpl. Luiz Sardinha says the fisherman is a 59-year-old from Calgary. His name isn't being released until all family members have been contacted.
The individual has a summer home on Shuswap Lake, and was on a solo fishing trip.
"We had quite a storm on the Shuswap, high winds and choppy water," Sardinha says.
Wednesday morning, a Shuswap resident called to report a boat beached near his house. There was no one in it, and the motor was still running. The resident had seen the boat there the day before, but told police he thought nothing of it, because the site has a geocache, and many boaters stop there.
"He thought maybe he'd stopped there to wait out the storm," Sardinha says.
Sardinha says there is a 4 kilometer radius from where the fisherman launched and where his 20 foot Bayliner fishing boat was found.
Search and Rescue are on the water and in the air searching for the man.
"We'll stop at dark, and if the search isn't completed, we'll pick back up in the morning.
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