Toronto police search for missing sailor after empty boat found in Burlington

Toronto Police say crews are searching for a missing man after an empty boat was found several kilometres away in Burlington.

Police said they are looking for Peter Ashby, an 84-year-old man who went missing after taking his boat out.

He was last seen Thursday at noon leaving Queen City Yacht Club on the Toronto Island with a 27-foot sailboat.

A vessel was located at Fisherman’s Pier near the Burlington Lift Bridge at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday, Hamilton Police told Global News.

Hamilton police said they are holding the area and assisting in the search alongside Toronto police and marine unit.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the authorities.

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