(Ryan Daley and Dan Archibald/Ucluelet RCMP)

Ucluelet RCMP have officially deemed that the disappearance of Daniel Archibald, 37, and Ryan Daley, 43 is suspicious, and their case is now being handled by the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU).

The two men were on a sailboat that docked in Ucluelet on May 13th. They were last seen on security camera footage leaving the Ucluelet dock on foot at around 1:34 p.m on May 16. Neither men have had any contact with family and friends since leaving the dock.

Since then, RCMP officers’ efforts to locate them included a search of the area in which they were last seen by the local Search and Rescue team, as well as an aerial search, with no luck.

“We ask anyone who has any information as to Daniel and Ryan’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen them or talked to them between May 13 to 16 to call police immediately”, says Cpl. Madonna Saunderson.

“We are continuing our investigation into Daniel and Ryan’s disappearance and have no evidence to suggest that this case is linked to any other missing person investigation at this time”.


Dan lives in Squamish with his with his wife and has two children. He is described as a 37-year-old male, with strawberry blonde short hair and stubble on his face. He is of average build and was last seen wearing a grey fleece long sleeve top, green pants and flip-flops. He was carrying a large “dry bag”.

Ryan is currently living in Jordan River but resided in Squamish before that. It is believed that Ryan was heading to Victoria to see his brother. He is a 43-year-old male with short dark hair and was wearing a grey ball cap with a black logo, white t-shirt, dark pants possibly jeans, and carrying a yellow/green backpack and a large white duffel bag with black accents.

Anyone with information is asked to contact VIIMCU at 250-380-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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