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Drowning in Tasiujaq

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
 
On May 24, at about 3:20 p.m., the KRPF responded to a call regarding a missing person. A snowmobile had been found tipped on its side next to the river with no sign of the operator.

On May 24, at about 3:20 p.m., the KRPF responded to a call regarding a missing person. A snowmobile had been found tipped on its side next to the river with no sign of the operator. Witnesses reported having seen the man driving the snowmobile on the river earlier the same day. The village was searched and no sign of the man was found. The Canadian Rangers were activated for a period of 24 hours. The Rangers were deactivated on May 25 due to safety concerns and because the search and rescue mission had been reclassified a recovery operation. Volunteers had been searching the river since the 24th. Drones were used to check the surrounding area and a helicopter was chartered on June 2 to help with the search. Divers of the Sûreté du Québec (provincial police) were unable to help due to the danger of moving ice on the river. The operation has been terminated as per confirmation received on June 6.