Missing Snowmobiler Near Assiniboine River

Just want to remind riders please be aware of thin ice conditions out on the trails . This is a very sad story and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family at this difficult time they are going thru.


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RCMP Search for Missing Snowmobiler Near Assiniboine River

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / 680 CJOB – Winnipeg’s News & Information Leader

Tristan Field-Jones

Posted: December 13, 2016 03:56 pm

| Last Updated: December 13, 2016 04:05 pm


HEADINGLEY – RCMP officers are searching for a 62-year-old man from St. Francois Xavier after he went missing Sunday evening.

He’s known to snowmobile near the Assiniboine River and a search revealed a hole in the thin ice.

The dive team tried to investigate but the river currents were too strong and they had to call off the search.

Sgt. Harvey Legary, detachment commander for Headingley RCMP says ice on rivers is still thin and unstable despite the recent cold snap.

“This is such a tragedy for the family and friends of this individual and I want everyone to be aware of the dangers. Please, please stay off the ice until it has had a chance to properly freeze,” says Legary. “When it comes to ice conditions, the safety rules always apply: carry safety gear, don’t travel on ice-covered bodies of water alone and when in doubt, stay off the water.”

Officers are still looking into the man’s disappearance.