Search is on for two American fishermen missing in Nunavut
Father-son pair did not meet their support aircraft as planned July 29
An aerial search is underway southwest of the Nunavut community of Baker Lake for two American fishermen, reported missing July 29.
The two, a father in his 70s and a son in his 40s, had been fishing at Dubawnt Lake, about 250 kilometres south of Baker Lake.
They failed to turn up to meet their support aircraft on July 29, said a July 30 news release from the RCMP.
Police said an immediate search of the area did not locate the men.
However, their boat, with fishing gear, was found, said the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre at CFB Trenton in Ontario.
Nunavut Search and Rescue is coordinating an aerial search of the lake with a Canadian Forces C-130 Hercules from CFB Winnipeg and private aircraft.
No information about the identities of the two men or where they are from has been released.