Cambridge Bay, Nunavut – On Tuesday, September 24th, 2018, Cambridge Bay RCMP responded to a complaint that two teenagers were out on the land and suffering from Hypothermia as they appeared to have been outside all night. The RCMP, along with the Cambridge Bay Health Center, Cambridge Bay Ground Transport, Ground Search and Rescue and Canadian Base Operators coordinated an emergency response in which a helicopter was dispatched to the scene to transport any possible injured persons back to Cambridge Bay.
One male youth was located at a cabin behind an area called Mount Pelly. He appeared to be suffering from exposure to the cold. He was transported to Cambridge Bay Health Center where he received medical treatment. Medical Evacuation was initiated but while enroute his condition deteriorated. Medical Staff continued efforts to revive the male but these efforts were unsuccessful. An autopsy has been ordered.
2 other youth were brought to the Cambridge Bay Health Center as a precaution but it was determined that they were not injured.
Red Cross counselling services are being arranged through the Cambridge Bay Wellness Center and they are expected to be in Cambridge Bay from October 2nd to October 7th.
Investigation is continuing.
Our thoughts are with the family at this time.
RCMP would also like to thank the Cambridge Bay Health Center, Cambridge Bay Ground Transport, Ground Search and Rescue and Canadian Base Operators for their assistance.
Cambridge Bay RCMP
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