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Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« on: December 27, 2010, 08:25:47 AM »

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2010, 05:13:15 PM »
This is very troubling, because I did see this on the news this evening. I wonder what has happened to Mr. Rankin. This is for sure a good reason that people should stick together when out partying, it does not matter if you are male or female. Getting a cab home is very wise and  I wish his relative had've stayed close by him.  :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2010, 08:50:27 PM »
  I have mentioned that before, that I think guys don't take care of each other enough, when out partying.   Not sure if it is because they are too busy trying to look after themself...or they just don't think another guy would need help, 'cause he could take care of himself.
  The girls stick together more, and are even known to take care of the guys too.  That's what I noticed when we raised our 3 kids.   I tended to worry more about my son when he partied with his friends...

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 02:58:24 PM »
Trevor and Josh exchanged text messages around 2:20 a.m. Dec. 24, she said; Rankin also called his girlfriend, Joanne Muto, who was visiting family in Sault Ste Marie, around 2:10 a.m., but she missed the call. Rankin's phone has been inactive since.


Let's see, first he phoned his girl friend at 2:10 am then he text Josh 10 minutes later at 2:20.  So, he called his girlfriend first, and she was not there to take the call.  We don't know what the text message to Josh said at 2:20 am.  What do they mean by his phone being inactive? Did he turn it off?
Where was he standing, when calling and texting? In the bar? Outside the bar? Were there any cameras that captured him? Did he call for a taxi?? Any record of it?

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2010, 03:49:22 PM »
It was storming after that in PEI. We have had rain here and snow, but in PEI, they have had a lot of wind and snow since. Sometimes when people drink too much they get disoriented. He may have taken a ride from someone he trusted, when all along this person was not trustworthy. Men have to start taking care of themselves when they go out and use the buddy system and never get separated. This sure does not sound very good to me. People come home for Christmas, they don't do a disappearing act.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2010, 08:03:50 PM »
An update:

Nephew not sure if missing man on videotape
Family distraught at disappearance

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | 3:46 PM AT Comments5Recommend28
CBC News

Trevor Rankin of Ottawa disappeared while visiting family in Charlottetown. (Charlottetown Police Service)

Police are reviewing a surveillance videotape outside a Charlottetown courthouse to see if the person on tape is that of a man missing since Christmas Eve.

The man's nephew has seen the tape but has not been able to say definitively that the person is his missing uncle.

Trevor William Rankin, 38, of Ottawa, was in Prince Edward Island visiting family when he disappeared.

Charlottetown police asked Rankin's nephew, Josh, to look at the courthouse videotape on Monday. Trevor Rankin's mother lives at the nearby Harbourside Apartments.

Charlottetown police Insp. Brad McConnell said police are reviewing other videotapes from the downtown area.

"We've acquired several videotapes from different locations in the downtown and our officers are presently going through those videos in attempt to locate Mr. Rankin, or some indication of what may have happened to him," McConnell said.

"We're very confident that the area we searched yesterday, that area has been exhausted. We're certainly at this point continuing to ask for the public's assistance in obtaining some updated timeline information for Mr. Rankin."

Josh Rankin, the nephew, said his uncle usually calls his mother every day, and it's uncharacteristic of him not to have made contact. The family is distraught, he said.

"Oh, it has been horrible," he said. "It is almost surreal. Like, you see it on TV happening to other people, but you just don't believe it's happening. It doesn't feel like it's happening.

"It hasn't set in with some family members that it is actually going on. Like, it's just horrible. We just want him to be found and for him to come back home."

On the night of Dec. 23, Trevor Rankin and Josh were at Hunter's Ale House, at Prince and Kent streets, before they headed to ISE's Bar, about two kilometres north on University Avenue. He and Josh became separated in the crowd at ISE's bar.

Rankin was last seen getting out of a taxi at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Rankin's girlfriend, Joanne Muto, said she missed a call from him at about the same time. His cellphone has been turned off since.

On Monday, a ground search and rescue team focused its search around Dorchester and Queen streets. A search of the Charlottetown harbour was also conducted. The Ottawa Citizen reported that police are investigating several tips.

Rankin is about five feet nine inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes and was clean-shaven before he vanished. Police said he was last seen wearing a dark blue shirt, jeans, and a black peacoat.

Charlottetown police are asking anyone who may have seen Rankin to contact them.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/12/28/pei-missing-man-videotape.html

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2010, 08:09:17 PM »
Trevor Rankin is pictured below.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010, 08:49:34 PM »
Very sad news related to Trevor Rankin. Mr. Rankin's body was found in the Charlottetown harbour. He was let off by a taxi in the vicinity of his mother's apartment. The area that his mother lives is down by the water. This is a boardwalk area. There is no foul play suspected in Mr. Rankin's death. There was high winds that evening and there is a rocky shore also. When the water comes over the area it causes ice and this may have been what caused him to go in the water. However, an autopsy is being performed on Trevor Rankin. His family was not available, but indicated to the press that they are devastated by Trevor's death. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rankin family at this time, in their loss. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 08:55:37 PM »
Thank you Cape for the sad news.  RIP  Trevor Rankin   you are gone to soon.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010, 08:57:36 PM »
Solvy, you're welcome.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 07:32:33 AM »
RIP Trevor Rankin.
  I had google mapped the area, and was afraid he had met his fate in the water that is close by.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 09:20:16 AM »
Was hoping for a better outcome. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Very difficult news for them.

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2011, 06:43:26 PM »
Here is the posting on Trevor Rankin's body being discovered.

Search for missing Ottawa man ends in tragedy

A diver emerges from the Coast Guard basin in the Charlottetown waterfront moments after discovering Trevor Rankin's body. Guardian photo by Mitch MacDonald
Published on December 30th, 2010
Mitch MacDonald 

Trevor Rankin's body discovered in coast guard basin on Charlottetown waterfront

To view a video shot at the scene of the recovery Wednesday, click on the Video tab above.

Topics : Delta hotel , Diversified Divers , Coast Guard    , Charlottetown , Ottawa , Hillsborough River
The search for Ottawa resident Trevor Rankin came to a tragic end with the discovery of his body Wednesday afternoon in the coast guard basin on the Charlottetown waterfront, five days after he went missing early Christmas Eve.

City police confirmed a body found submerged in waters not far from the Delta hotel as the remains of Rankin, a former Islander who had been missing since the early morning of Dec. 24.

While a boat patrol searched the Hillsborough River on Wednesday afternoon, employees with Diversified Divers Inc. inspected the area in the Coast Guard basin.

Searching the area in a grid pattern, divers had about two feet of visibility while in the water.

Less than an hour into the search, a diver signaled to a lifeline holder onshore he'd found a body at 2:45 p.m.

An autopsy will be performed this morning in Charlottetown to determine the cause of death, said Sgt. Brad McConnell, the lead investigator on the case.

City police quickly confirmed the body was Rankin.

"It's believed the remains (are) the missing man Trevor Rankin," said McConnell.

A few spectators had walked into the search area but were shooed away before the diving team and boat crew brought the body to the water's surface and onto the boat.

The body was taken to the Yacht Club side of the harbour where police and searchers waited for Island EMS and chief coroner Dr. Charles Trainor to arrive on scene.

Trainor requested the body be transported to the QEH by a vehicle from the coroner's office and not by EMS ambulance already on the scene, resulting in a half-hour delay in removing the remains.

Rankin's family was distraught by the discovery when contacted by Charlottetown Police, said McConnell.

In an interview with the Ottawa Sun, Rankin's younger brother, Daniel, fought through tears after hearing the news.

"He was a great guy. He had such a great sense of humour," said Daniel.

Although Rankin didn't have any children of his own, Daniel told the Sun his brother was great with kids and was highly regarded by his seven nieces and nephews.

He was also a big music fan, which was matched with a fascination with the Second World War, added Daniel.
"He was a real enthusiast, he genuinely loved to learn."

Rankin, a P.E.I. native, had lived in Ottawa for the past 10 years, working in the mapping information division of Natural Resources Canada.
 
Rankin's boss, Brian McLeod, told the Sun that Rankin was the kind of person who made a lot of friends in the workplace.

"He was always helping people. He was well-liked by everyone he met," said McLeod.

He had travelled home to spend Christmas holidays with his family, arriving in the province Dec. 21 and planning on staying with his mother until Jan. 4.

The evening before Christmas Eve, Rankin and his nephew went to trivia at Hunter's Ale House and later went to ISE's Sports Bar before being separated while waiting for a cab.

Rankin was last seen exiting a taxi at the corner of Dorchester and Queen streets at about 2:40 a.m. Christmas Eve.

After his disappearance, Rankin's family members spent their holidays putting up missing flyers of the man throughout Charlottetown.

Rankin's girlfriend, Joanne Muto from Ontario, had planned on spending New Year's in Charlottetown with Rankin, and travelled to the province earlier than expected after his disappearance so she could help with the search.

On Monday, Charlottetown police initiated a ground and water search for Rankin.

Activating the provincial ground search team to focus on Queen and Dorchester streets and deploying Charlottetown Fire Services' rescue boat to check the city's shoreline and harbour, neither method showed any sign of Rankin.

Police renewed the search early Tuesday afternoon and had begun viewing surveillance tapes from businesses in the area.

Rankin's family spent most of Tuesday at his mother's house, hoping and praying for the 38-year-old's safe return.
McConnell said he hopes the discovery will provide the family with some closure after a stressful five days.

"We feel for the family and hopefully this provides, if it is in fact Mr. Rankin that's identified, this provides them with some closure."

Rankin was one of three children and is also survived by his sister, Jill, and mother.
His father passed away in May 2009.

Charlottetown police and the coroner's office are continuing the investigation into the cause and time of Rankin's death.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/News/Local/1969-12-31/article-2081136/Search-for-missing-Ottawa-man-ends-in-tragedy/1

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Re: Ottawa Man, Trevor Rankin, 38 missing in PEI since Dec 24 2010
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2011, 06:58:48 PM »
Here is the posting of the autopsy findings - tragic accident.

Ottawa man's P.E.I. drowning a 'tragic accident'
Alcohol a contributing factor, police say
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2011/01/01/pei-alcohol-missing-man-drowning.html