A joint rescue operation has been undertaken to locate a local kayaker who went missing near Sooke on Sunday.
Langford resident Timothy Ross was reported to have launched his kayak near Ella Road in Sooke on January 10th at around 12:15 p.m.
He was expected to return around 4 p.m. that day, but failed to do so.
Witnesses have told Sooke RCMP they saw a lone kayaker heading west along the coast line towards Port Renfrew throughout the day. The last reported sighting was in the Shirley area.
Sooke RCMP say that Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue are actively searching the coastline with air and land support from the Joint Rescue Coordination Center.
Timothy Ross is described as a white man, 38 years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black wetsuit and a maroon striped wool toque.
Ross is an experienced kayaker and was believed to be in a blue-coloured river kayak similar to the one pictured below.
Anyone with information on Ross’ whereabouts is asked to call the Sooke RCMP office at 250-642-5241.
Those who are near the coastline or on the water between Sooke and the Jordan River are especially asked to keep an eye out for Timothy Ross and his blue kayak.