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Island Lake RCMP search for missing male

Press Release

November 7, 2023

On November 5, 2023, Island Lake RCMP received a report of a missing 42-year-old male from Garden Hill First Nation.

Harold Christopher Taylor was last seen on November 1, 2023, when it is believed he took his boat to Wass Island to get firewood.

When Harold failed to return, community members began searching Wass Island and the surrounding areas. Searchers located his boat abandoned, floating near the shoreline of another island. Since then the search has continued with search and rescue groups, boats and aircraft.

Today the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) will be attending the community to assist with the search.

Harold is 6’2″, 220 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black toque, black parka and dark coloured ski pants.

If you have information please call Island Lake RCMP at 204-456-2290, call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or secure tip online at


Contact information

Cpl. Julie Courchaine, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
Twitter @rcmpmb | @GRCManitoba |


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