A search for a missing man whose boat capsized Monday is underway on Salt Spring Island.
At around 8:15 p.m., Salt Spring Island RCMP received a call of a man in the water near Powder Island in Ganges Harbour.
Police said an unknown man and his dog were in a small skiff travelling toward one of the boats moored at the harbour when witnesses saw the skiff capsize.
The dog was saved but the man has not been found. Coast Guard vessels, the Eagle Eye Marine Vessel and a local vessel have all searched for the man.
Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue will search the shoreline during low tide.
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RCMP West Coast Marine and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team are also assisting with recovery efforts.