(Update) Search for missing Pancake Bay boater: name releasedMonday, September 16, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
OPP NEWS RELEASE
HERRICK, TWP, ON - Sault Ste. Marie OPP and Batchewana Police Service are continuing the search for a missing boater from Pancake Bay.
Fifty-five-year-old John Ross Lund of Victoria, British Columbia left a residence on Pancake Shores Drive on Thursday, September 12, 2013, at approximately 10 a.m. in an 8-foot aluminum rowboat.
Lund was last seen on the waters of Lake Superior at approximately 3 p.m. the same day.
OPP is requesting the public’s assistance in reporting any floating items that may be related to the search including, one bright orange lifejacket, two oars, a ziploc bag containing tobacco, a tan-coloured toque, and black and yellow flip flops.
Search areas of interest include Pancake Bay, Batchewana Bay, Harmony Bay and Havilland Bay.
The search will continue through today.
OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Unit are enroute and will be assisting in the search.
Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of this person are asked to contact the Sault Ste. Marie OPP at 1-888-310-1122.
Earlier SooToday.com coverage of this story:
Search continues for missing boater
Search for missing Pancake Bay boater
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Slim Shady 9/16/2013 11:45:29 AM Report
I hope they find this man okay with only tattered pride…. But I have to ask, who heads out ALONE in Lake Superior in an 8-foot aluminum rowboat?!!!!!!! Lake Superior can get real stormy, real quick – even on a “nice” day…. Especially with the flood waters being so high and the fast currents at the mouths of all the tributaries….
If you want to fish her, you need the proper equipment – a good size deep hull boat (with a good beam), a 40 or 50HP motor, marine maps, a marine band radio, oars and preferably a 9.9 HP kicker if your main motor fails.
phatbear336 9/16/2013 12:19:47 PM Report
It looks like Lake Superior may have claimed another life. :(
Ms Alotta 9/16/2013 1:26:47 PM Report
Very sad indeed. If he was from Victoria, B.C., perhaps he did not realize that Lake Superior can be as dangerous as the Pacific Ocean. Hope they find him okay.
thomas 9/16/2013 5:29:07 PM Report
Slim Shady, such thoughtless comments you make when his family could be reading these comments looking for hope, encouragement and compassion.
I hope they can find him alive. After missing for this many days, very likely he didn't survive. My thoughts are with the family, not on the circumstances of what happened and why he is missing.