North American Missing Persons Network
Craig Edward Waldum

Above Image: Waldum, circa 1978

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 18, 1978 from Nelson River, Manitoba
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: June 4, 1956
  • Age: 22 years
  • Height: 6'2"; (187.96cm)
  • Weight: 164 lbs.; (74.39kgs)
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Clothing: Grey wool socks, blue nylon jacket, grey and brown shirt,
    blue nylon pants, blue denim shorts.
  • Case Number: MB10007 1978-83; MB10067 1978-2477

  • Details 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 18, 1978 three members of the expedition were on shore guiding in a canoe. The remaing 5 members
    including Waldum remained in this 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.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Winnipeg RCMP
    (204) 983-5461

    Source Information
    Manitoba Chiefs of Police