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NEWS: Nunavut July 25, 2016 - 4:00 pm

“No foul play” in death of egg-gathering Nunavut teen: RCMP

Girl, 17, fell off a cliff while harvesting eggs

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Seabirds, including murres and gulls, often lay eggs high in cliffs. (FILE PHOTO)
Seabirds, including murres and gulls, often lay eggs high in cliffs. (FILE PHOTO)

The Nunavut RCMP says “no foul play” took place in the July 24 death of a teenage girl from Igloolik.

The girl, 17, was harvesting eggs on a cliff outside Igloolik when she fell off, police said in a July 25 statement. 

Members of the Igloolik RCMP detachment received a report that a girl had died while camping, police said.

And with a search and rescue team, police headed to the camping site outside Igloolik.

“Preliminary investigation revealed the youth was harvesting eggs when she fell off a cliff,” police said.

The RCMP said the incident remains under investigation and that police are working with the Office of the Chief Coroner in this investigation.

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