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Missing man, 69, attempted to row from Prince Rupert to Victoria

Missing boater Paul Clark, 69. - Photo contributed
Missing boater Paul Clark, 69.
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Prince Rupert RCMP continue to search for a Victoria man, who has not been since July 11.

Paul Clark, 69, was planning to row from Prince Rupert to Victoria in his homemade five-metre Paul Gartside-design open water row boat.

RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dave Tyreman said Clark was last seen departing Borrowman Bay on Aristazabel Island, 180 kilometres south of Prince Rupert, at 2:30 a.m. on July 11, 2014. He has not been seen or heard from since.

His intentions were to get to Port Hardy within 24 hours and row on the west side of Vancouver Island to Victoria.

Clark is is 5’11”, 154 lbs., with brownish white hair and hazel eyes.

The boat has yellow sails. The hull and deck are white in colour with a blue gunwale. Clark has a pop-up tent that he uses for sleeping.

 

 

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