Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
On June 24, 1972 a group of seven people including Ethier were fishing on the Burntwood River. Late in the day the group and their two boats went to shore for supper. One group, which included the victim, left the shore. They were however unable to get their boat started and as a result they began to drift backwards towards the rapids. This group called for help and the other boat went to their aid. The victim jumped from his boat and swam to the second one. Once they reached the disabled boat everyone was told to get in. Both boats encountered the rapids. It is assumed Ethier drowned as a result of the mishap.
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Manitoba Chiefs of Police