West Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing kayaker.
On June 7, 2021, at approximately 4:00 p.m. police were called to check on the whereabouts of a kayaker whose vessel was located unoccupied and taking on water near Whytecliff Park.
Xie Ping Jiang, a West Vancouver resident, was last seen by his family at 1:00 p.m. when he left his residence to go fishing.
Mr. Jiang can be described as an Asian male with short black hair, brown eyes, slim build, last seen wearing a grey/tan bucket hat, and a green fishing jumpsuit with a possible blue life-jacket.
“Situations like these are dynamic and we require the assistance of multiple partnering agencies including the Canadian Coast Guard, Vancouver Police, and West Vancouver Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue to assist in water searches” Says Cst. Nicole Braithwaite “This is still an active search and we are hopeful that someone might have information to help us locate Mr. Jiang.”
If you have any information that might lead us to Mr. Jiang, please contact the West Vancouver Police (604) 925-7300 and reference police file #21-6190.