Crews searching for kayaker last seen on Fraser River

Christopher Finlay has been missing since Sunday afternoon

  • Aug. 18, 2016 7:00 a.m.

A kayaker has gone missing near Yaalstrick Island in the Fraser River near Deroche.

Crews in Mission continue to search for a kayaker who has been missing since Sunday afternoon.

Christopher Finlay was reported missing to Mission RCMP after his two friends, who had been kayaking with him, found his overturned boat with no sign of him.

The group was kayaking on the Fraser River with two friends near the Yaalstrick Islands.

Local RCMP, Search and Rescue crews from both Mission and Chilliwack and two Provincial Emergency Program airplanes conducted a search for Finlay on Sunday but were unable to find him.

Crews have continued to search several kilometers of water and shoreline and continue to do so.

Finlay is describe as Caucasian, 5’6, 135 pounds, with blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and shorts.

Anyone who has information regarding the whereabouts of Christopher Finlay is urged to contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or call (911).

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