Sudden death of Yellowknife man being investigated: RCMP

Man was found in 'medical distress' in city on June 2. He died a day later in an Edmonton hospital


The sudden death of a Yellowknife man is being investigated by RCMP.

The man was found in “medical distress,” in the early morning hours of June 2, according to police.

He was medevaced to an Edmonton hospital where he died on June 3.

The deceased individual has not yet officially been identified.

NWT RCMP is probing the man’s death alongside the NWT Coroner Service and the Alberta Medical Examiner’s Office.

Details surrounding the man’s death are scarce at this time, and RCMP say no further information will be made immediately available.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.

Updates to follow.

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