Canadian man disappears from Arcata Marsh while camping


ARCATA, Calif. - A Canadian man is reportedly still missing since disappearing the morning after he camped with friends at the Arcata Marsh on Monday, Nov. 6.

According to the Arcata Police Department (APD), 25-year-old Felix Desautels-Poirier was last seen at the Arcata Marsh near the boat launch where he was camping with friends. The friends told officers that when they woke up on the morning of Nov. 7, Desautels-Poirier was gone. However, his belongings were still there, according to APD.

Desautels-Poirier is described as a white man with brown eyes and brown hair, light complexion and slender build. He is around 6 feet tall and weighs 192 pounds, according to APD. His last address was in Quebec, and he was last seen at the Arcata Marsh near the boat launch.

APD, who has been in constant contact with Desautels-Poirier's friends since his disappearance, said its officers have done vehicle searches, foot searches and called for help from Humboldt Search and Rescue and the U.S. Coast Guard.

According to APD Watch Commander Greg Pope, Humboldt County Search and Rescue has come out and done searches of Klopp Lake with no success in locating the missing man. Additionally, the U.S. Coast Guard has done fly-overs, but no trace of Desautels-Poirier has been found.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Felix Desautels-Poirier is urged to call the APD, the lead investigating agency in this case, at 707-822-2424.