55-Year-Old Charles Bastien Reported Missing in Fort McMurray – UPDATED

Fort McMurray, Alberta – Wood Buffalo RCMP: Police can now confirm that Charles Bastien evacuated Fort McMurray safely in May.  However, he is still considered a missing person, and police are continuing with efforts to locate him.



Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been missing since the Fort McMurray wildfires, in May of 2016.

In February, police were alerted of a man that has not been in contact with his family since the wildfires. His family was aware that he was staying in a camp outside of Fort McMurray at the time. Police have also been unable to make contact with the man.

The missing man, Charles Bastien, is described as:

  • 55 years old
  • Caucasian
  • 5’9″ tall
  • Approximately 180 lbs
  • Blonde/ grey hair
  • Green eyes
  • Speaks French and English

Bastien most recently resided in Edmonton, but also lived in Quebec and Ontario.

If you have information concerning Bastien’s whereabouts, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4000 or your local police detachment. Alternatively, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.tipsubmit.com. You are not required to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.

Wood Buffalo RCMP