Salt Spring RCMP and volunteer search crews have called off the active search for Andrew Norman DeMarsh after finding no information or sign of the missing 36-year-old over the weekend.
RCMP issued a public request for help on Saturday, stating DeMarsh had last been seen on Wednesday, March 15 in the area of Sun Eagle Drive. Investigators were also seeking information from BC Ferries passengers who had left Salt Spring Island from any terminal on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, March 15 to 17.
Salt Spring RCMP had support from specialized regional units, Coast Guard Canada, Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, and Salt Spring Island Search and Rescue during two days of searching on the weekend.
“It was very much a due diligence situation. We didn’t think we’d be finding someone but wanted to make sure there was nothing to find,” said Nick Futter, Salt Spring unit commander for Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.