Search for missing Nunavut man called off
Boaters asked to continue looking for Eric Joamie's body
A recovery mission for a missing Pangnirtung man has been called off.
Nunavut RCMP confirmed the search for Eric Joamie ended July 4.
Searchers had been looking for Joamie’s remains in bodies of water around the community.
Joamie, an interpreter with the hamlet, had been missing since June 19 while out on a hunting trip.
RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Yvonne Niego said the Hamlet of Pangnirtung planned on airing a request to all boaters to stay alert for signs of Joamie’s body, especially in specific search areas.
A community service and vigil for Joamie was scheduled for last Saturday, July 5.
Up to 50 volunteers at a time had been searching for Joamie during the rescue and recovery mission.
Searchers found Joamie’s backpack and an item of clothing, but could not locate his body.
Two divers from Qikiqtarjuaq also helped out in the search, but their efforts to find Joamie also failed.