Search for missing man suspended
26-year-old Thomas Hines was on a canoe trip on Waugh Lake in Egmont last Monday but his canoe turned up empty on Tuesday. (Photo submitted by the Sunshine Coast RCMP)
After several days of searching the land around Waugh Lake as well as the lake itself, Thomas Hines has still not been located.
Sunshine Coast Search and Rescue, Squamish Search and Rescue and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team have searched extensively and were hopeful that he would be located.
The Underwater Recovery Team members used sonar to assist them while searching the lake but the hoped-for results have materialized.
Constable Karen Whitby says at this time the search has been suspended and police are unsure of when it will be resumed.
Sunshine Coast RCMP have been in daily contact with the family of Hines who are from Nova Scotia.