Coast Guard locate missing person in waters off Kitsilano Beach [UPDATED]

Image: B.C. Emergency Photos

A search is underway Thursday night in the waters off Kitsilano Dog Beach for a missing person.

People in the vicinity of English Bay reported seeing a flurry of emergency activity shortly after 8 p.m.

The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting the search, along with the Auxiliary Coast Guard, and the local police, confirms CBC Vancouver.

Thanks first responders.

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Initial reports indicate there was one person who swam ashore already.

UPDATE 9:20 P.M.: The Coast Guard has recovered the missing person, who reportedly was one of two people inside a small boat that overturned. Information about their identity or condition has not been made available.

More to come.

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