Nanaimo RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Tamara Sandulak and 32-year-old Cody Martin, a couple who didn’t return from their scheduled fishing trip.
In a police report issued on Thursday, RCMP said that the two were expected to return from the fishing trip on the evening of Nov. 11.
Police say that both Martin and Sandulak are considered avid fishers as well as experienced outdoor people. Their disappearance is being considered by police as “out of character” for them.
The police report suggests that their black lab, Rex, is also with them.
Investigators say they have attended their Nanaimo residence and have confirmed their truck is still not at home and all four of their boats have also been accounted for.
Police describe the truck they are driving as a burgundy coloured Dodge 1500 pickup with a matching canopy. The licence plate on the vehicle is NV9240.
“When the vehicle is located, it will provide a starting point which will be advantageous to the search efforts,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
Dozens of Nanaimo Search and Rescue (NSAR) volunteers on foot and using ATVs searched late into the evening of November 12th in the area of the Nanaimo Lakes and Echo Lake.
The search resumed at 7 a.m. this morning.
Depending on the weather conditions, RCMP say that air support is expected throughout the day.
Sandulak is believed to be wearing a black jacket and either jeans or dark leggings.
Martin is thought to be wearing tan pants, a black shirt and a black jacket.
Neighbouring SAR crews from Cowichan and Arrowsmith are expected to join in the search today as well.
If anyone sees either Tamara Sandulak, Cody Martin or their truck, please call either 911 or the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-41121.