Two Chinese students were reported missing when boating with a dinghy on Ottawa river on May 23, 2009. The Ottawa police soon started the rescue searching until midnight but only found the empty dinghy. The Embassy of China is very concerned about the safety of the two students and an Embassy official was on the spot assisting in the search. The students have not been found so far.
The Chinese Embassy will continue to keep close contact with the Ottawa police, and with the relevant schools where the two students were registered. The Embassy is also ready to offer every necessary help for the family members of the two students to come to Canada.