Death of patient found outside Cape Breton Regional Hospital under investigation

Cape Breton police and the province's medical examiner's office are investigating the unexpected death of a Cape Breton Regional Hospital patient found outside early Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority says.

Police, medical examiner's office working to discover exact cause of death

Cape Breton police are assisting the medical examiner's office in investigating the circumstances of a deceased Cape Breton Regional Hospital patient. (Gary Mansfield/CBC)

Cape Breton police and the province's medical examiner's office are investigating the unexpected death of a Cape Breton Regional Hospital patient found outside the Sydney hospital early Friday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority says.

Foul play has been ruled out but police and the medical examiner's office are working together to determine the exact cause of death.

With files from CBC's Gary Mansfield