The family of missing Jonah Mayhue have released a statement, 5 days after the 29-year-old went missing off the coast of Port Renfrew.
According to the statement, a comprehensive five-day search for Jonah since he was last seen at around 11 a.m. on May 8th, has yielded no results.
The statement says that Mayhue used his surfboard to cross the Gordon River at low tide to the West Coast Trail side. He was last seen watching two grey whales rubbing on the rocks at the entrance of the river.
About an hour later, his surfboard was found on Pacheedaht beach, but Jonah was nowhere to be seen.
The huge effort put forth by the Search and Rescue teams, Parks Canada, the RCMP, family, friends, and citizens of Pacheedaht and Port Renfrew provides us with much needed solace,” reads the statement.
“We deeply thank everyone involved in the Search for their unrelenting dedication to finding our Jonah.”
The family vows to continue their search for the 29-year-old, and have requested privacy at this time.
Jonah Mayhue was last seen wearing light coloured board shorts and carrying a surfboard at the time (same surfboard police found).
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Sooke RCMP at 250 642 5241.