Fort Simpson RCMP investigating presumed sudden death near community

Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories – On Tuesday, December 8, at approximately 2:30 PM, Fort Simpson RCMP received a report of a presumed sudden death.

RCMP attended the scene on the Mackenzie Highway. A large excavator had gone into standing water and the operator is presumed dead.

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The RCMP are working with the NWT Coroner Service and Worker’s Safety & Compensation Commission as the investigation continues.

The presumed death is not deemed suspicious at this time.

Fort Simpson RCMP

Northwest Territories RCMP

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