Search called off for B.C. man after canoe found off Point Roberts


POINT ROBERTS - The search for a missing British Coumbia man has been called off after his canoe was found half submerged in Boundary Bay off Point Roberts.

Cory Fergus, 43, of Delta has been missing since Monday, Oct. 7, when he told a friend he was heading out to check his crab traps. His truck later was found near the Centennial Beach boat launch in Delta, just north of Point Roberts.

Canadian and U.S. authorities searched the area Tuesday and Wednesday. The canoe was found Wednesday afternoon in U.S. waters. It was empty, vertical and half submerged, according to CTV British Columbia. No sign of Fergus was found.

After that, the search was called off, according to CTV.

The weather was windy Monday evening. Fergus also suffered from Type 1 diabetes and had been known to slip into unconsciousness, his family told CTV.

Reach Debbie Townsend at or call 715-2280.

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