Saskatchewan

Sask. man freezes to death after leaving home during cold snap

A Saskatchewan man who had walked away from his home near Punnichy, Sask., Saturday froze to death, according to RCMP. 

The 21-year-old left his home on Saturday and was found dead the next day

Saskatchewan RCMP do not consider the death suspicious. (David Bell/CBC)

A Saskatchewan man who had walked away from his home near Punnichy, Sask., Saturday froze to death, according to RCMP. 

The 21-year-old man was reported missing to police on Feb. 6. He was found the next day a short distance from his home on George Gordon First Nation, which is located about 115 kilometres northeast of Regina. 

Police said he was missing for less than 24 hours and his death is not considered suspicious. 

No other details have been provided. 

The Saskatchewan's Coroner's Service is leading the investigation. The coroner's office said a complete autopsy will be conducted later this week and that results from the autopsy can take approximately six months.

Saskatchewan has been under an extreme cold warning throughout much of February with temperatures reaching as low as –31 C in the Punnichy area on Saturday and –36 C on Sunday. 

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