Update - Nelson House RCMP searching for missing firsherman

June 29, 2021
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba

News release

The four missing fishermen have all been safely located. It appears their 18 foot fishing boat had broken down and the fishermen had made their way to a different camp in the area.


On June 28, 2021, Nelson House RCMP received a report of four missing fisherman from the community. They were last seen on June 25, 2021, when they departed for a camp located at Notigi, Manitoba, to engage in commercial fishing activities.

On June 26, a supply driver attended to the camp and noted nobody was around. On June 28, the same driver returned and did not see anybody or any new activity at the camp. It is unusual for the group to be out on the water this long without returning to camp, so the driver notified the RCMP that the men are missing.

RCMP officers are currently en route to the camp to conduct an investigation.

Nelson House Fire/Rescue are making arrangements for a search team to attend to the area with boats and a helicopter

The four missing fisherman are as follows:

  • 60-year-old Larry Moose, from Winnipeg
  • 51-year-old Glen Spence, from Nelson House
  • 51-year-old Malcolm Peterson, from Thompson
  • 44-year-old Scott Leighton, from Nelson House

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Nelson House RCMP at 204-484-2837, or call Manitoba Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Secure online tips can also be made at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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Contact information

Sgt. Paul Manaigre, Media Relations Officer
RCMP Media Relations
204-983-8497

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File number: 2021-923609

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