Helicopters and ship search for kayakers

Two men may be missing in Sooke basin and harbour

 

The heavy sound of helicopters last night around 10 p.m. was the first clue that something was amiss in the Sooke area.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) has resumed the search for two missing kayakers in the waters off Sooke this morning.

Helicopters and a navy vessel are currently searching the waters around Sooke basin and harbour for two men who may be missing after allegedly taking two blue kayaks out onto the waters.

The initial search was called off early Wednesday morning, at 1 a.m., The empty kayaks were spotted by a fisherman on Tuesday.

No one has been reported missing, although two men working at a local resort have not arrived for work Wednesday morning.

A Buffalo aircraft, Cormorant helicopter, a coastguard auxiliary boat and the HMCS Whitehorse are all in the area searching. One kayak has been recovered. The search continues.