Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing B.C. couple and their dog who were supposed to return from a fishing trip on Wednesday, November 11. 

Police say that the couple, 29-year-old Tamara Sandulak and 32-year-old Cody Martin, told loved ones that they would be fishing for the day in the Nanaimo Lakes area on Wednesday. They were reported missing the following day and the search began right away.

Dozens of volunteers have been combing the area on foot and with ATVs. On Friday, RCMP air support is scheduled to look for the couple’s vehicle which is a “burgundy-coloured Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with BC plate # NV9240,” says a Facebook post by the RCMP.

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When the vehicle is located, it will provide a starting point which will be advantageous to the search efforts. Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP

The male is described as 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. The female is 5-foot-6 and 140 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. They were accompanied by their black dog, Rex.

They are described as active outdoors people and their disappearance is apparently very out of character.

Community volunteers and media members are now being discouraged from assisting the search.

“The area is actively being logged and logging trucks are a common sight on many roads. It is also hunting season and the area has had several days of snowfall making driving conditions treacherous," said O'Brien in the Facebook post.

Anyone with information is asked to call either 911 or the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-41121.