OPP Search For Missing Boater Near Trim Tree Island On Georgian Bay

West Parry Sound OPP say they received a call about a missing person near Trim Tree Island on the waters of Georgian Bay.

Owen Sands, 53 years of age from Toronto was reported missing by his family. Sands was last seen in his pontoon boat near Shawanaga Inlet on the waters of Georgian Bay on October 5, 2017 at noon.

Earlier today, the pontoon boat was located near Trim Tree Island by his family. The OPP Aviation Services and the West Parry Sound OPP Marine Unit with the assistance of the Carling Fire Department, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and the Canadian Coast Guard commenced a search in the area where the pontoon boat was located.

Owen Sands is described as 5’9″, 134lbs., thin build, Caucasian, short greying blonde hair, with blue eyes.

Police and family are concerned for his well-being, anyone with any information or who may know the whereabouts of this missing person is asked to contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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