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Searchers find body of missing Nanaimo man

The body of a  61-year-old Nanaimo man who went missing Wednesday night was found by Nanaimo Search and Rescue members early Thursday.

Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the victim, an avid photographer, was fishing with friends and family at Colliery Dam Park's second dam.

He ventured off to take some photographs about 8:30 p.m. When he did not return by 10:30 p.m., relatives called police who searched the park without success.

Police called in a Nanaimo Search and Rescue about 11:30 p.m.

The search and rescue team found the victim's body at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday in a deep pool of water near a foot bridge crossing the Chase River, which runs through the park.

"They found him about 300 metres from where he was last seen," O'Brien said.

Police are being assisted by the B.C. Coroners Service in their investigation into the cause of death.

The victim's identity is being withheld until all next of kin are notified.

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