© Star photo by Frank Gale
Divers are in the water at West Bay this morning as the search for a missing duck hunter continues.
Members of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police underwater recovery team are in the water at West Bay this morning searching for a missing duck hunter.
Const. Sam Munden of the Bay St. George RCMP said divers are searching the area where the missing man's tracks were found leading to the water.
Munden said the man's snowmobile was found a short way down the shore and his tracks led to the top of the hill where shotgun shell casings were found. His tracks then led from the top of the hill to the shoreline.
The 50-year-old Port au Port Peninsula man has been missing since Monday. The man left home at 8 a.m. and failed to return home as planned later that evening. His family reported him missing to the RCMP at 6:15 p.m. and a search was started.
Munden said the man was a skilled hunter and hunted for ducks on a regular basis.
On Tuesday, ground search and rescue crews and helicopters searched the area that the man was thought to be in. The air search was completed on Tuesday afternoon.
The RCMP divers are being assisted by a Zodiak boat operated by the Stephenville-Kippens-Port au Port Search and Rescue team.