Sudden Death Red Pheasant First Nation

Police are investigating after a man was found dead, outside in cold weather on the Red Pheasant First Nation, near North Battleford, Sask., Wednesday morning. 

Investigators said the man is believed to have left his home in the early hours of Wednesday morning for some unknown reason, and died after exposure to the cold.

Temperatures in nearby North Battleford hovered between -18 and -21 C overnight, with windchill values reaching -26, according to Environment Canada.

The 48-year-old man was found lying unresponsive in a ditch at about 9:30 a.m. CST. Emergency crews pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police said foul play is not suspected. 

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death. 

The man's name has not been released.