“We are angry,” said Stephen Nickerson, the father of Stephen Cole Nickerson. “Very angry.”

The search continued into Tuesday but wicked weather continued to provide poor search conditions for the Joint Search and Rescue teams. By 6 p.m. Tuesday evening the rescue efforts were handed over to the RCMP as a missing persons case.

“They called off the search too soon,” said Nickerson.  “Two days was not enough…and then they call it off on a fine day.” “We don’t understand how they could lose sight of the boat,” said Nickerson.  “They let the boat slip away.” Read more