An empty canoe was found drifting near Purdy bridge Friday, prompting a search by water rescue crews to see whether any boaters were in danger, according to Key Peninsula Fire.
Someone spotted the canoe about 9:45 a.m. in Henderson Bay.
“There are strong winds out there and we’re hoping it blew off a dock or beach,” Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.
Water crews from Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One and West Pierce Fire searched for anyone in the water about 11 a.m. No one was found.
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