Burnaby search team locate another Canadian reported missing after Hurricane Dorian

Two more Canadians reported missing in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian have been located, according to a Burnaby firefighters search and rescue team working in the devastated island nation.

The Canadian consulate in Nassau contacted the team Tuesday asking for help locating three missing Canadians who had last been known to be on Great Abaco, a hard hit northern island where the volunteers are working.

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The Burnaby team located the first of the three, Dale Hill, at his home in Pelican Shore Wednesday.

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Missing Canadian Carrie Low was located at her home in the Bahamas Wednesday night, according to a Burnaby firefighters search and rescue team working on the hurricane-devastated islands. - Contributed

But the search for missing Canadian Carrie Low didn’t look promising at first.

“I went to her place of work, which is right on the waterfront and it was destroyed,” Heatherington said Wednesday afternoon.

That night, however, the team confirmed Bahamian police had located her at her home in Treasure Cay about 30 kilometres away from Marsh Habour, where the team is stationed.

She was “very traumatized” but alive, according to reports from the team.

On Thursday morning, Burnaby volunteers found the third missing Canadian, Yves Bechard, in a search of the same area.

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Missing Canadian Yves Bechard was located at his home on Great Abaco Island by a Burnaby firefighters search and rescue team Thursday. - Contributed

“He is OK,” said Burnaby firefighters’ union president Jeff Clark, who has stayed in contact with the team.

The volunteers’ efforts have inspired gratitude from the Canadian government.

“We thank you for your assistance, and your efforts are deeply appreciated,” stated an email to the team from Global Affairs Canada.

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