Ongoing search for Tuk man

Ernest Raymond was reported missing on Thursday, July 16.

(Photo courtesy of RCMP)

Tuktoyaktuk RCMP says there is an ongoing investigation to find 50-year-old Ernest Raymond.

Police say they received a call shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, saying Raymond was missing. He reportedly had not been seen in the community for “several days”.

Officers went to a camp at Reindeer Point he is known to visit and found his 14-foot aluminum boat missing.

Tuktoyaktuk RCMP says it launched a search and rescue with Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary and community members.

They found a boat, which they believe is Raymond’s, around midnight but there was no sign of the man.

Fog rolled in around 3 a.m. on Friday and so RCMP paused the search. It started up again but Raymond is still missing.

Ernest Raymond is about 5’8” tall and weighs 178 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes.

Any residents with information can contact Tuktoyaktuk RCMP at 977-1111.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to