RCMP say the remains of two people have been found near Ucluelet.
According to police, the remains were located late last week by a woman walking her dog in the area near Ucluelet. Police did not specify exactly where the remains were found.
The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) is working with the BC Coroners Service to identify the remains.
Police said at this time, it is too early to determine whether the remains are those of Ryan Daley and Daniel Archbald, who went missing on May 16. Police said they had been on a sailboat that docked in Ucluelet on May 13, 2018. They were reported missing to police after they failed to contact family and friends.
The sailboat they arrived on was Archbald’s boat, the Astral Blue. The pair had been on an eight-week sailing trip in Panama. A surveillance video recorded on the morning of May 16 shows Archbald walking toward the parking lot from the dock with a large duffel bag, followed by his friend Daley. It’s believed to be the last time the pair were seen.
The pair’s disappearance is considered suspicious and police are continuing to investigate. RCMP are working with the families of the missing men and are asking that their privacy is respected at this time.