Body of missing boater found on North Saanich beach

Man from Cowichan Bay found Nov. 25; was last seen Nov. 21

Cowichan Bay resident Daniel Borthwick was found dead on a beach in North Saanich on Nov. 25. (File/Black Press)

NORTH SAANICH — The body of missing boater Daniel Borthwick, 42, from Cowichan Bay, was found on a beach in North Saanich on Nov. 25.

A press release from the RCMP said Borthwick’s body was discovered by someone walking the beach.

“Foul play is not suspected and the BC Coroners Service is investigating,” according to the release.

The search for Borthwick began after the Sidney/North Saanich RCMP detachment received a report of an eight-foot zodiac boat washed up in Deep Cove Bay on Nov. 22.

Borthwick was last seen on Nov. 21 in Cowichan Bay taking pictures of seals.

Attempts to locate Borthwick at the time were unsuccessful and it was feared that he may have fallen off his zodiac.

An air and water search was initiated using the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), 442 Air squadron, the Canadian Coast Guard and RCMP West Coast Marine who conducted a thorough search from Cowichan Bay to Deep Cove without locating Borthwick.

— Cowichan Valley Citizen/Black Press

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