Police seek public assistance to locate a missing boater


The Ottawa Police Service is seeking public assistance in locating missing boater Nicola Colasante, 57 years old of Ottawa. A family member last spoke to him at approx. 10:00am this morning.

At approximately 11:30am, a call for service was received about a boat without anyone on board. First responders attended the Rideau River near Highway 416. A boat was located under the bridge registered to Colasante and his personal belongings were in the boat.

He is described as a Caucasian male, 5’8″ (173cm), 200lbs (91kg), short grey hair and balding on top. He was wearing beige shorts, a white T-shirt and brown flip-flops (see picture).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service at 613-230-6211. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

OttawaStart Staff



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