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RCMP search for Calgary boater missing in Yukon

RCMP are searching for a 39-year-old Calgary man who went missing while boating with his wife on Teslin Lake.

Couple's boat capsized in choppy waters on Teslin Lake, wife made it to shore safely

RCMP and search and rescue crews prepare for another day of searching for a missing Calgary man. (Courtesy of Adam Skrutkowski)

RCMP are searching for a 39-year-old Calgary man who went missing while boating with his wife on Teslin Lake.

The couple encountered high winds and waves on the lake that sits on the border between British Columbia and Yukon.

While attempting to return to Teslin, Yukon, around 10 p.m. Tuesday, the boat was swamped and both ended up in the water.

The 24-year-old woman was able to make it to shore with help of a flotation device, but had to hike two hours before finding a cabin where she called RCMP.

Search and rescue were able to get a boat on the water within a half hour of RCMP being contacted, and a helicopter was used to search the shoreline.

Efforts to find the man were also unsucessful Wednesday, but crews continued the search today.

The man is of Russian heritage, about six feet tall and weighing 182 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.  He was last seen wearing black jeans and a green shirt. 

RCMP say the boat, which may have sunk, is described as a 16-foot fiberglass model with a Johnson outboard motor that is blue on top and silver on the bottom.