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9:50 p.m. update: The suspect has surrendered to police and is now in custody.



West Shore RCMP are currently dealing with an erratic man in the Gorge Waterway.

According to reports online, the man was initially seen walking along an overpass on HWY 1 in an unsafe manner.

He then stole a vehicle and later crashed into a hydro pole on Helmcken Road. He then fled on foot and stole a canoe in the Gorge Waterway, causing emergency boats to be deployed.

Officers on shore are now trying to talk the man into surrendering.

More to come.