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NEWS: Nunavut November 18, 2016 - 10:30 am

Whale Cove hunter found safe after three-day search

Man, 47, separated from hunting partner on Nov. 15

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Searchers will continue looking for George Ulurksit, 47, of Whale Cove, on Nov. 18, when weather is expected to improve. (FILE PHOTO)
Searchers will continue looking for George Ulurksit, 47, of Whale Cove, on Nov. 18, when weather is expected to improve. (FILE PHOTO)

(Updated at 2:05 p.m.)

Searchers in the Kivalliq community of Whale Cove located a missing hunter Nov. 18, three days after the man went missing.

Poor weather had complicated efforts to find George Ulurksit, who was reported missing after being separated from his hunting partner in poor weather on Nov. 15.

The 47-year-old hunter was last seen around 10 a.m., about 30 kilometres west of Whale Cove, the RCMP’s “V” Division said in a media release.

Ulurksit did not have a SPOT device or any other means of communication with him.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre helped in the search, the RCMP said, but poor weather interfered with those efforts.

According to Environment Canada, the Whale Cove area was experiencing wind chill temperatures of minus 38 C, with 50 to 70 km/hour gusts and light flurries on Nov. 17.

A search crew located Ulurksit the morning of Nov. 18, reportedly in good health.

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