Sooke RCMP partnering with Joint Rescue Coordination Center searching for missing man


2021-01-11 15:55 PST

File # 2021-136

On January 10, 2021 overdue kayaker was reported to the Sooke RCMP. Sooke resident, Timothy Ross, was reported to have launched his kayak from the Ella Road area of Sooke B.C. on January 10, 2021, around 12:15 p.m. and was expected to return around 4:00 p.m.

A number of witnesses have reported a solo kayaker continuing west along the coast line (toward Port Renfrew) throughout the day with the last sighting being near the Shirley area.

Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue are actively searching the coastline and are supported by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center by air and land.

Missing man - Timothy Ross

Link to larger photo of Timothy Ross

Description of Timothy Ross:

He was last seen wearing:

Timothy Ross is an experienced kayaker and believed to be in a blue coloured river kayak similar to the photo attached;
small kayak blue and pink

Link to Larger photo of kayak

The Sooke RCMP are appealing to anyone with information to please call their office at 250-642-5241.

Specifically, the Sooke RCMP request that anyone on the water or near the coastline between Sooke and Jordan River to please be aware of Timothy Ross and his blue kayak and call the Sooke RCMP if he is seen.

Released by

Cpl. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954


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