(Update) Victoria County District RCMP is looking to identify the owner of a boat that went adrift

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Update: Victoria County District RCMP has identified boat owner

Victoria County District RCMP has identified the owner of a 16-foot Starcraft boat that was adrift in the Bras D’Or Lake near New Harris Settlement.

On May 27, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Victoria County District RCMP responded to a report of a boat that was observed adrift in the Bras D’or Lake near the Seal Island Bridge in New Harris Settlement. RCMP officers learned that no one was observed on the boat or in the area. The Sydney Mines Volunteer Fire Department and the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC) also attended the scene to assist.

The owner of the boat has since contacted the Victoria County District RCMP and has confirmed that no one was in the boat when it went adrift. All resources in the area assisting with search efforts today are being withdrawn.

The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance and retweets on social media.

 

Victoria County District RCMP looking to identify owner of boat

Victoria County District RCMP is looking to identify the owner of a boat that went adrift near the Seal Island Bridge in New Harris Settlement.

On May 27, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Victoria County District RCMP responded to a report of a boat that was observed adrift in the Bras D’or Lake near the Seal Island Bridge in New Harris Settlement. RCMP officers learned that no one was observed on the boat or in the area. The Sydney Mines Volunteer Fire Department and the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre (JRCC) also attended the scene to assist.

Investigators were able to bring the boat to shore and it is unclear if anyone was in the boat at the time it went adrift. The boat is a 16-foot Starcraft aluminium boat with no outboard motor attached. The Hull Identification Number is PLX13287K708. Investigators have conducted queries on the boat however it is unregistered.

Investigators are concerned about the possibility that someone may have been in the boat when it went adrift and a search of the area will continue today.

Anyone with information on this incident, or anyone who knows the owner, is asked to contact the Victoria County District RCMP at 902-295-2350. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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