A boater who has been missing since Tuesday may have struck a reef, police say, adding a search for the man is continuing.

According to police, the man, 41, disappeared Tuesday night while shuttling people back and forth between York Landing and Split Lake.

They said the man left Split Lake around 8 p.m. CT and about 30 minutes an empty boat was found running and spinning in circles.

They added that the boat appeared to have damage caused by hitting a reef or rocks.

The RCMP also said witnesses reported the man was not wearing a life jacket.