Thief still at large after grounding boat in Descanso Bay

Wednesday, August 19 2020

The person last seen abandoning a stolen boat in Descanso Bay is still at large according to Gabriola RCMP.

On the morning of Monday, August 17, a boat was seen entering Descanso Bay, near the Descanso Bay Regional Park Campground, where it was run aground.

The operator of the boat was then seen jumping into the water and wading ashore.

Cpl. Jordan Mullen, Gabriola Detachment Commander, said the boat had been stolen from Salt Spring Island.

The male seen fleeing the scene has yet to be identified.

Mullen said if anyone on Gabriola has information on the male’s location is asked to contact the Gabriola detachment at 250-247-8333.

The boat has been recovered by C-Tow Nanaimo.

Photos by Diane Walkey, used with permission.