A search was underway on Lake Ontario on Saturday for a missing Burlington man who went boating Friday, but never returned to shore.
Police revealed few details about the missing man, only saying he’s from Burlington and the boat that was found at the Jordan Harbour late Friday night did belong to him.
According to police, the man went sailing Friday afternoon setting out from Fifty Point Marina in Stoney Creek.
He phoned a friend at around 5PM to say he would be back in an hour, but never showed up.
His family contacted police and because Lake Ontario falls under CFB Trenton’s jurisdiction, it sent out a search and rescue party and called in the Niagara police service for assistance.
At around midnight, officer’s discovered the missing man’s boat along the shoreline in Lincoln, but no one was on board.
On Saturday, CFB Trenton had a CF1 Hercules aircraft and helicopter out searching the lake, and the Niagara police marine unit was also out on jet skis combing the shoreline.
The Canadian Coast Guard told CHCH that six of their vessels had been out on the waters for close to 24 hours searching for the missing man.
Foul play is not suspected and police said weather may have been a factor in the circumstances leading up to the man’s disappearance.
Police believe the life jacket hanging off the back of the boat belongs to the Burlington man.
They towed the sailboat into the harbour area where investigators from the Grimsby division will continue to inspect it.