Daniel Borthwick, from Cowichan Bay, is missing. (Submitted)

RCMP searching for missing Cowichan Bay boater, Daniel Borthwick

His Zodiac has been found but he has not, so far.

RCMP from Duncan, North Cowichan, and Sidney are looking for Daniel Borthwick, 42, a missing boater from Cowichan Bay.

On Wednesday, Nov. 22, Sidney/North Saanich RCMP received a report of an eight-foot zodiac boat washed up in Deep Cove Bay.

Further investigation revealed that the boat belongs to Borthwick, who lives on a boat moored in Cowichan Bay.

Attempts to locate Borthwick have not been successful and it is feared that he may have fallen off his zodiac, police say.

An air and water search was initiated using the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), 442 Air squadron, the Canadian Coast Guard and RCMP West Coast Marine who conducted a thorough search from Cowichan Bay to Deep Cove without locating Borthwick.

He was last seen on Nov. 21 in Cowichan Bay taking pictures of seals.

Borthwick is described as 42 years old, Caucasian, approximately 5 foot 8, with a heavy build, brown curly balding hair and a full beard.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Borthwick is asked to call the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop donation bin runneth over

Volunteers now working toward a reopening soon with protocols in place

Man found dead in his tent at Chemainus homeless camp

Facebook posts tell of personal struggles and attempts to stay clean and sober

Simpson staying sharp for the baseball call

Pirates’ Chemainus player scraps initial plans for Houghton College in New York

CBIA ad campaign a business booster

Great to learn more about the people serving the community

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Kelowna Mountie who punched suspect identified, condemned by sister

‘How did he get away with this? How is this justifiable?’

PHOTOS: Anti-racism protesters gather in communities across B.C.

More protests are expected through the weekend

Pair accused of ‘horrific’ assault at Vancouver’s Oppenheimer Park at large

Police say Jason Tapp, 30, and Nicole Edwards, 33, did not show up to meet their bail supervisor this week

No charges to be laid against 22 northern B.C. pipeline protesters

Twenty-two people were arrested in February, but Crown has decided not to pursue charges

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Most Read