Police identify owner of boat found adrift in Cape Breton, search called off

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NEW HARRIS SETTLEMENT, N.S. — RCMP in Cape Breton have called off the search for a possible missing person.

Police have confirmed that no one had been in a boat before it was found adrift near the Seal Island Bridge in New Harris Settlement.

Police responded to a call Friday evening and were able to bring the five-metre boat to shore.

The boat had no motor attached and was not registered.

Investigators were concerned someone may have been in the boat when it went adrift, but the owner has since contacted police to say no one was onboard.

All efforts assisting in search efforts have been withdrawn.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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