WEST BAY — The search for a 50-year-old Port au Port Peninsula duck hunter, who was reported missing Monday, is continuing today.
The man left his home at 8 a.m. on Monday on a hunting trip, and family contacted police around 6:15 p.m. to report him overdue.
Personnel with the Stephenville-Kippens-Port au Port Search and Rescue Team have been in the West Bay area, a community just outside Lourdes on the Port au Port Peninsula, since receiving the call.
Gerry Clark, co-ordinator of the search and rescue team, said exhaustive land and water grid searches of the shores and West Bay, which is located in Port au Port Bay, were carried out Monday evening by his team in consultation with the 103 Air Rescue Unit out of Gander.
The shore search continued through the night until to 4 a.m. Tuesday, then resumed around 9 a.m., supported by an air search with Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador.
Tuesday afternoon, the Bay St. George RCMP reported the air search had been completed with no results, and that the local search and rescue personnel would remain on scene with their command post set up in the parking lot of Betty’s Grocery and Confectionary in West Bay.
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was expected to attend the site with divers this morning to commence a search of West Bay.