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Media Release

Release Date: October 7th, 2020 - 9:13am

Originator: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 905 825 4899

Contact: Constable, Ryan Anderson, Corporate Communications, 9805 825 4899

Location: Halton Region

Attachment 1: 6669-Eric Quimby.jpg
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Search for Missing Oakville Man on Lake Ontario

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is conducting a search on Lake Ontario for a missing Oakville resident.

Eric Quimby is believed to have left the Oakville Club Marina yesterday (October 6, 2020) at approximately 10:40 am for a sail towards Stoney Creek. Quimby is a skilled sailor with more than 30 years' experience and makes this trip often.

Police were contacted yesterday evening when Quimby did not return. Quimby is believed to be the only person on board the boat. The boat is equipped with a motor.

Quimby is 65 years old and described white, 5'10'', 220lbs with a medium build, short blonde hair, and blue eyes (see attached photo).

He was wearing a white t shirt, dark sweater and red shorts. He is believed to have additional clothing including sweaters and wind breakers on the vessel.   

The vessel is described as a 30 foot sailboat with a red and white hull (see attached photo).

​Police are currently working directly with the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Trenton. The coordinated search is ongoing at this time and involves vessels from Halton, Peel, Toronto, and the Coast Guard.  Aircraft from Trenton are also involved in the search.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Eric Quimby or if they believe they have seen his boat are asked to contact police immediately.