Fort Providence, N.W.T., man drowns
Posted: Sep 10, 2012 2:14 PM CT
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012 1:54 PM CT
A 42-year-old Fort Providence, N.W.T., man drowned last week in a river in an area known as the Big Snye region.
The man had gone moose hunting in the area, which is south of the community, with two other men. Their boat capsized Saturday. Two of the men were able to make it to shore, but they weren't able to find the third person.
The two men flagged down another boater and were taken to the Fort Providence RCMP detachment.
Darkness initially hindered the RCMP search, but they were able to locate the man's body the next morning with the help of a helicopter. His body was found near the shore.
The name of the deceased man is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
In the wake of this incident, the RCMP is reminding the public to wear lifejackets when out boating, especially now as temperatures are beginning to drop.
Corrections and Clarifications
- A previous version of this story said the boat capsized on Tuesday. In fact, the boat capsized on Saturday. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 | 6:30 p.m. ET
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