Missing Person

WALDUM, Craig Edward
Date Last Seen: 1978-08-18
Nelson River, MB (Conawapa - 50 miles north east of Gillam)
Age at Disappearance: 22
Year of Birth: 1956
Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male
Height: 6'2" (187.96cm)
Weight: 164lbs (74.39kgs)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Distinguishing Features: Unknown
Clothing Worn at time of disappearance: Grey wool socks, blue nylon jacket, grey & brown wool shirt, blue nylon pants, blue denim shorts, brown 'Redwing Hiking' boots
File #: 1978-2477
Agency: RCMP
Additional Information:
WALDUM along with 7 others were on a canoeing expedition along the Nelson River. WALDUM was one of two guides on the expedition. On August 18th, 1978 three members of the expedition were on shore guiding in a canoe. The remaining 5 members including WALDUM remained in the canoe. As these individuals laboured to guide the canoe to shore, the rope was given some slack. This caused the bow of the canoe to turn out into the current, which in turn caused the canoe to tip. The individuals on shore were unable to hold onto the rope due to the strength of the current and the canoe was carried downstream. WALDUM hung onto the canoe for a couple hours then was seen letting go. He slipped under the water and did not resurface. WALDUM's remains have not been recovered and foul play is not suspected in this matter.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of this person please contact one of the following agencies:

Winnipeg RCMP at (204) 983-5461
email: ddiv_contact@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)