Yellowknife RCMP probing city man’s sudden death earlier this month

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

Yellowknife RCMP are investigating a sudden death in the city earlier this month.

In a news release, Mounties state that a man from Yellowknife was found in medical distress early morning on June 2.

He was subsequently transported by Medevac to Edmonton where he died on June 3, police stated.

They have not publicly identified the man

RCMP say they are working with the NWT Coroner Service and the Alberta Medical Examiner’s Office in an investigation into this death.

They have not said whether the man’s death is considered suspicious.

Police add that no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with information on this incident 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.


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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.