A man was swept away by the Deh Cho (Mackenzie River) on Sunday evening in Fort Providence.
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge, of Deh Gáh Got’ı̨ę First Nation, says he and his community are “terribly devastated” by this loss.
On the evening of June 27, community members and RCMP officers went searching for a man who went for a swim near the winter crossing.
Over the weekend, the community was celebrating the 100th anniversary of Treaty 11.
Bonnetrouge says community leaders continue to meet with RCMP.
“This time of the year the rivers are very dangerous and those things we always gotta watch out for,” he says.
CKLB reached out to RCMP for further details.
More to come.