Missing Person

TILLSLEY, Charles David
Date Last Seen: 1959-09-18
Churchill, MB (Churchill Dock on the Churchill River)
Age at Disappearance: 34
Year of Birth: 1925
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male
Height: 6'3" (190.5cm)
Weight: 209lbs (94.80kgs)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Features: Light/fair complexion.
Clothing Worn at time of disappearance: Unknown
File #: 1959-0319
Agency: RCMP
Additional Information:
Captain Charles David TILLSLEY, Warrant Officer Tyrus COBB, Sergeant Major James MACKEY and fourth companion departed Fort Churchill for a weekend fishing trip on the Churchill River. They were last seen loading their gear into a boat around 1:00 pm at the Churchill Dock. They were expected back on Sunday September 20th, 1959 but failed to return. The Fort Churchill Military authorities commenced a search with the aid of helicopters and aircraft. On September 21st, the two boats the men used were located, both were swamped and undamaged. Numerous items were found and were identified as belonging to the four men. Extensive land and water searches were conducted. No dragging operations were conducted as the river is very rocky and as deep as 90 feet with severe tidal conditions. To this date the remains of the three have never been recovered.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of this person please contact one of the following agencies:

Winnipeg RCMP at (204) 983-5461
email: ddiv_contact@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)