Big River RCMP are searching for two missing canoers.

According to the RCMP, a man and woman went canoeing on Long Whitefish Lake on Tuesday but failed to return.

When they did not return, family contacted the police.

A wide search effort is underway for the missing individuals involving community members, the RCMP, conservation officers and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association.

While the two individuals have not yet been found, RCMP say their missing canoe has been recovered.