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NEWS: Nunavut November 08, 2012 - 11:28 am

Young CamBay man’s Nov. 7 death prompts RCMP warning to bundle up

RCMP say alcohol also played a role

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Temperatures in Cambridge Bay on Nov. 7, when an unconscious man was discovered outside a residence, dropped below -24 C. (FILE PHOTO)
Temperatures in Cambridge Bay on Nov. 7, when an unconscious man was discovered outside a residence, dropped below -24 C. (FILE PHOTO)

Police are warning people in Nunavut to dress warmly and tell their family and friends where they are going and when they’re expected to arrive.

That’s after an unconscious man was found outside a residence in Cambridge Bay at about 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 7 by members of the local RCMP detachment.

Police administered cardio-vascular resuscitation to the man as they took him to the Kitikmeot Health Centre.

Efforts to revive the man there proved unsuccessful. The man was later declared deceased, said a Nov. 8 news release from the RCMP.

Police said the investigation into the circumstances around his death is continuing.

“Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this unfortunate incident,” said the news release.

Temperatures over the night of Nov. 7 in Cambridge Bay were also bitterly cold, reaching a low of -24.2 C.

Sources in the community say the deceased is a 17-year old boy.

 

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