Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Nanaimo couple who have not returned from a scheduled fishing trip.

Tamara Sandulak, 29, and Cody Martin, 32, were expected to return from a scheduled fishing trip on Wednesday. However, they have not arrived back at their Nanaimo home.

Police say they are considered avid fishers and experienced outdoor persons. Their disappearance is out of character for them.

Both Martin and Sandulak are believed to be in the area of Second Lake or Echo Lake.

“Investigators have attended to their Nanaimo residence and have confirmed their truck is not there,” said Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien.

The truck is described as a burgundy-coloured Dodge 1500 pickup truck with a matching burgundy canopy with licence plate number NV9240.

Police say all four of their boats have also been accounted for.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue have already begun searching the area and an RCMP helicopter scoured the area until sunset. The helicopter is set to be redeployed on Friday morning, if necessary.

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 black jacket.

Anyone who sees either Sandulak, Martin or their truck is asked to call 911 or the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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