Fort Mac hunter’s cause of death yet to be determined

Family and friends are mourning the death of a Fort McPherson hunter and two coroner’s offices are investigating the cause of his death.

According to a news release from the Yukon Coroner’s office, the man was out hunting last weekend near the Dempster Highway when he was reported overdue.

Searchers began to look for him on Saturday.

His body was found Sunday morning near the NWT/Yukon border.

Media reports have identified him as William Thompson, 40.

The coroner states that while the search for him Saturday was on, the weather changed from rain to snow to blizzard-like conditions with some 25 centimetres of snow falling in total.

It is believed that an autopsy may be done to try to determine the cause of death.

The coroner’s offices in the NWT and the Yukon as well as Fort McPherson RCMP continue to investigate.

There is no official word on when a funeral will be held.



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