Gypsumville RCMP respond to overdue fisherman on Lake Manitoba

November 21, 2022
RM of Grahamdale, Manitoba

News release


On November 13, 2022, at 9:15 pm, Gypsumville RCMP received a report of a 70-year-old male having gone out ice fishing near Fairford earlier in the morning and failed to return home.

His pickup truck was found near Cook Road, located west of Highway 6, in Fairford, where a local search party began their search.

The search party departed by snowmobile out onto the lake to an area believed most likely to be where the 70-year-old would fish from. After a short ride out, they observed footwear protruding out from the ice.

The search party approached closer by foot, due to the thinning ice, where they located and recovered the body of the 70-year-old male who was pronounced deceased. No criminality is suspected in his death.

Gypsumville RCMP continue to investigate.


Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |

File number: 2022-1647571

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