A 46-year-old man missing for days near Nova Scotia’s Kejimkujik National Park has been found safe, police have confirmed.
On July 1 shortly after 6 p.m., Annapolis District RCMP responded to a call that two people, 46-year-old Bradley Hall and a nine-year-old girl were overdue from a three-day canoeing and camping trip. The pair were well-prepared for the trip and had sufficient camping equipment and provisions with them. They left Milford House on June 28 and planned to paddle the Mersey River, aiming to arrive at Jake’s Landing in Kejimkujik National Park on June 30. The actual search area is outside the boundary of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Once the search began, the canoe was located, abandoned along the route. Searchers also located two campsites which indicated the pair headed inland once they left the canoe.
A command post for the search has been set up inside Kejimkujik National Park. The search is being led by the RCMP and is being assisted by Parks Canada, volunteer Ground Search and Rescue personnel, and the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre. Searchers have been on scene since the time of the initial call on July 1. A search of the ground and shoreline in the area is underway, with searchers on the ground and also air support. The nine-year-old girl was found safe, shortly after 1:30 p.m. on July 2. She is not injured. The search for Bradley Hall is continuing.
Bradley James Hall is described as an Indigenous man with grey medium length hair, brown eyes, and was wearing a brown long sleeve shirt, tan pants, and brown shoes.
Bradley Hall and the nine-year-old girl were in a red, 15-foot long canoe which had “Mad River Canoe” on the side. They had a large tent which was blue, teal, and beige. Police and searchers are requesting that anyone who saw the missing people call them immediately to assist with the search effort.