A Prince George man remained missing as of Tuesday afternoon, two days after jumping out of his fishing boat into Carp Lake to retrieve his hat.
The RCMP's underwater recovery team had been on the scene in the provincial park, about 172 kilometres north of Prince George, since early Tuesday morning and plan to continue the search today with help from search and rescue volunteers.
The man, whose name has not been released at the request of the family, had been in the boat with two fishing mates. The boat was travelling at a slow, trolling speed when he jumped out, but he was not wearing a life jacket, RCMP said.
By the time they had turned the boat around to try to retrieve him, the two companions were unable to locate him and after making several attempts to find him, they returned to shore and called police.
The weather was excellent at the time of the incident, alcohol didn't play a factor in the incident and no foul play is suspected, RCMP said.
Four RCMP officers, including the pilot of a float plane from Prince George as well as six search and rescue personnel in two boats conducted aerial, water and shoreline searches on Monday.