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Missing man and his rowboat have been found: Comox Valley RCMP

Empty rowboat reported to be floating in the water near Royston, after man went out in rowboat in the middle of the night
Efforts to locate the missing man could be narrowed down by locating the rowboat, said Const. Monika Terragni, who described the boat as blue, between 14 and 16 feet long, made of fibreglass and with a square back.

Comox Valley RCMP say a man reported missing last week has been located.

A search was launched Friday after police received a report of an empty rowboat drifting near Royston about 7:30 a.m.

Later in the morning, police received a report that a 37-year-old man was missing after taking a rowboat from his property into the water.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre then launched additional crews and a more exhaustive search took place with the coast guard auxiliary and ground search-and-rescue crews.

On Monday, RCMP said the man and his boat had been found.

"This man and his boat have been located. No further information will be released," said a statement released by Const. Monika Terragni, media relations officer for Comox Valley RCMP.

"Thank you to the media and the public for their assistance."

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