Police and civilians searched over the weekend for a 41-year-old man from York Landing, identified as John Edward Sinclair, who went missing while travelling back and forth from York Landing and Split Lake by boat on May 22.
Police received a report around 9:30 p.m. on May 22 of a missing boater on Split Lake near Tataskweyak Cree Nation after an empty boat was found running and going in circles in the area about an hour earlier. Sinclair had left Split Lake to return to York Landing at about 8:15 p.m. that day and witnesses reported that he was not wearing a personal flotation device.
Thompson Rural RCMP, the Thompson Police Service Dog team, Manitoba North District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST) members and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, as well as community members from York Landing and Split Lake, assisted with the search over the weekend, but did not find Sinclair.
Rural Thompson RCMP continued to search by boat as of Monday morning.