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Kayaker found dead identified by N.W.T. coroner

The N.W.T. coroner's office has identified Thomas Destailleur, 30, as the kayaker found dead a short distance from his kayak on Great Slave Lake Wednesday.

Investigation into man's death earlier this week continues

Great Slave Lake as seen from near Fort Resolution, N.W.T. A kayaker found dead on the lake Wednesday has been identified as Thomas Destailleur, 30. (Mitch Wiles/CBC)

The chief coroner of the Northwest Territories has identified Thomas Destailleur, 30, as the kayaker found dead a short distance from his kayak Wednesday on Great Slave Lake.

Chief Coroner Cathy Menard stated in an email Friday that Destailleur was from Toronto.

A search began for Destailleur on Wednesday after he failed to check in with family when expected. By 6 p.m., an overturned kayak was discovered, along with Destailleur's body.

The N.W.T. Coroner Service continues to investigate, with the assistance of the RCMP. A post-mortem examination was ordered.

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