Helicopters, rescuers and walkers to find missing kayaker

Helicopters, rescuers and walkers to find the missing kayaker

After being suspended for a day, the search resumes to find Paul Alexander Banko. (File photo)

The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) wishes to resume its search to find Paul Alexander Banko, a kayaker who has been missing for more than a week.

The search at sea had been suspended since Wednesday, since the SQ believed that everything that was humanly possible to do to find the quarantined man had been done. The Canadian Coast Guard, for its part, had suspended operations Tuesday evening and will not resume its search.

The spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, Hélène St-Pierre, cannot specify for the moment whether new elements in the file have guided this choice of the police force. It is also unclear on what perimeter the search will be carried out, which is also dependent on the weather, said Ms. St-Pierre.

She confirms, however, that helicopters, rescuers and walkers must participate.

On Tuesday, relatives of Paul Alexander Banko's family went to Rivière-du-Loup to try to find him. As no object belonging to the kayaker had been spotted, they still hoped to find him alive.

Paul Alexander Banko was reportedly last seen last Thursday.

Paul Alexander Banko was last seen May 18 at Notre-Dame-du-Portage. According to his relatives, he wanted to explore the islands of the estuary in order to find rare insects.

Relatives of the missing kayaker still hope to find him alive