The Doe Network:
Case File 3542DMMB


Craig Edward Waldum
Missing since August 18, 1978 from Nelson River, Manitoba, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
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 remaing 5 members including Waldum remained in this canoe. As they 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. His remains have not been recovered and foul play is not suspected in this matter.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Winnipeg RCMP Cold Case Unit
Or Crime Stoppers
1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Agency Case Numbers: MB10007 1978-83; MB10067 1978-2477

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