Body of missing kayaker found

Sunshine Coast RCMP

The body of a man listed as missing after his kayak was discovered without a paddle near Powell River last week has been found.

The news was posted Sunday night on the Facebook page of 48-year-old Jesse Farrand’s sister.

Sunshine Coast RCMP later issued a brief statement Sunday evening announcing the discovery of Farrand’s body just off the Powell River.


Farrand had last been seen Monday taking his kayak into the water near Roberts Creek Road.

On Thursday, officers had found a kayak believed to be owned by Farrand.

The family praises the efforts of Search and Rescue, police helicopter, and the provincial emergency program to locate him.