The search continues for a young man who was swept away in the rapids of Princess Louisa inlet this afternoon.
Lt. Desmond James with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria says it happened at Malibu rapids, northeast of Powell River.
“We dispatched a Royal Canadian Air Force Buffalo aircraft from Comox as well as numerous Coast Guard vessels were sent on scene and there’s also local boats who have responded. They’re helping with the search and it continues with a number of vessels on site right now.”
RCMP say the search was called off for the night at 9pm, but will resume tomorrow morning with the help of the force’s West Coast marine Services.
More information as it becomes available.