Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Robert Scott Ellis and a friend headed out fishing on June 27, 1973. They left in the morning around 9:30 am heading for the islands and fished. They stopped for lunch and then continued fishing along the shore. At 6:00 pm they decided to return home. While fishing the two failed to notice the change in the weather, and the water was rough with white caps. They took in water over the sides of the canoe. None the less, they made some progress until one wave rolled the canoe. Both men hung onto the canoe and for about 4 hours. Ellis eventually tired and let go of the canoe. The friend eventually reached shore and reported the incident. Dragging and diving operations were intiated and the results were negative. Ellis is presumed to have drown. No foul play is suspected in this case.
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Manitoba Chiefs of Police