Nfld. & Labrador

RCMP investigating sudden death in Port aux Basques

The RCMP says it is investigating after a body was found outside in a residential area in Channel-Port aux Basques.

Police say body discovered in residential area

Several police units are involved in the investigation of a sudden death in Port aux Basques. (CBC)

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in a residential area of Channel-Port aux Basques, on Newfoundland's west coast, on Saturday.

In a press release Sunday morning, RCMP said multiple units, including forensics, police dog services, the west district general investigation section and the major crime unit are involved.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has also been engaged.

An RCMP spokesperson told CBC News in an email Sunday that the body is that of a man in his 20s and was found outside in the residential area near Main Street West.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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