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Gatineau police are searching the Ottawa River after a missing man's boat was found near the Aylmer Marina. (Roger Dubois/CBC)

Both Ottawa and Gatineau police are searching for a missing boater on the Ottawa River.

They said a 54-year-old Kanata man left to go fishing near Shirley’s Bay Sunday afternoon.

His wife called police around 2 a.m. to report him missing after he failed to return home.

His six-metre boat has been found near the Aylmer Marina, where a police K9 unit searched this morning.

His name has not been released.

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