Durham Police Searching for Missing 87-Year-Old Male Boater


Police are searching for a missing 87-year-old male who was last seen departing Frenchman’s Bay aboard his sailboat in Pickering on Friday.

On Monday, October 2, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., members from West Division attended the area of Bayly Street and St Martins Drive in Pickering for a well-being check. An investigation began after officers were unable to locate the male in his home. Officers have been able to determine that the occupant left his home on Friday, September 29, 2023 and attended Frenchman’s Bay Marina in Pickering where he boarded his sailboat at approximately 12:30 p.m. He has not been heard from or seen since.

Manfred, who goes by Fred, is described as male, White, medium build, 5’10, with grey hair. He was last seen wearing an orange/red hat, blue shirt, and beige pants.

His sailboat Passat, is described as 25 feet, with a blue haul and Ontario ID 50E99759.

A picture of Manfred and his sailboat Passat are attached and can also be viewed at www.drps.ca under Newsroom.

Anyone who knows the location of this missing person is asked to contact their local police service. In Durham Region, please contact A/Det. Beline of the West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 2541.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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