Man with area ties miss­ing in Mon­tana

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

A vigil and fundraiser was held last week­end to sup­port the fam­ily of a man who went miss­ing in Mon­tana ear­lier this month.

Cameron Collin, 37, has been miss­ing for nearly a month af­ter trav­el­ling to at­tend the wed­ding of a friend in Billings, Mon­tana on Oc­to­ber 4. Cameron is the son of Glenn Camp­bell, of Air­drie, a vol­un­teer with the Pi­o­neer Acres So­ci­ety near Ir­ri­cana which has a num­ber of Drumheller and area vol­un­teers.

A vigil was held at Pi­o­neer Acres on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28 which saw around $2,000 raised for the Collin fam­ily, who have been search­ing for an­swers in the dis­ap­pear­ances of their son.

Cameron at­tended the wed­ding of a for­mer col­lege room­mate on Oc­to­ber 4 and was last seen at a bach­e­lor party that night. Ac­cord­ing to the CBC, Cameron and the groom’s party had been drink­ing at a ru­ral prop­erty that night, and when the group went into town to go to the bar they had left Cameron at a shed at the party around 10:30 p.m. When the group re­turned around mid- night, Cameron was gone but the group had as­sumed he ei­ther fell asleep in a cam­per trailer or had went to a ho­tel room he had booked in Billings. Po­lice say his cell phone ac­tiv­ity showed he had trav- elled part way into town but the sig­nal ended, pos­si­bly be­cause his phone died. His dis­ap­pear­ance wasn’t re­ported to po­lice un­til Oc­to­ber 7.

The fam­ily has reg­u­larly spoke to me­dia through- out western Canada and the United States, but don’t have any an­swers to Cameron’s dis­ap­pear­ance.

Pi­o­neer Acre’s Lyle Rowe at­tended the vigil this week­end and says the ‘night­mare’ the fam­ily must be go­ing through is al­most un­fath­omable.

“Peo­ple who have kids or grand­kids, their minds must start to think what it would be like… you can hardly imag­ine.”

The funds raised this week­end will be do­nated to­wards the fam­ily, who also have a GoFundMe page, https:// ca. gofundme. com/ missin­gair­drie-man-in-billings-mon, set up to raise funds to cover the many trips and search ef­forts the fam­ily has un­der­taken in their search for Cameron.

Cameron Collin, 37, was last seen at a bach­e­lor party in Billings, Mon­tana on Oc­to­ber 4.

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