North American Missing Persons Network
Hank Joseph Ethier

Above Image: Ethier, circa 1972

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 24, 1972 from Burntwood River, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: December 8, 1955
  • Age: 16 years
  • Height: 5'9"; (175.26cm)
  • Weight: 175 lbs.; (79.38kgs)
  • Hair Color: Unknown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Case Number: MB20003 1972-50024; MB10067 1989-10522

  • 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Winnipeg RCMP
    (204) 983-5461

    Source Information
    Manitoba Chiefs of Police