Despite a rescue and emergency medical attention, a male teenager from Cambridge Bay died after being found suffering from exposure to the cold.

The teen was located in a cabin behind Mount Pelly on Sept. 24. The RCMP say he appeared to be hypothermic. A helicopter was sent to take him to the Cambridge Bay Health Centre. He was given emergency medical treatment and loaded onto a plane for a medevac south, but his condition deteriorated en route and medical staff were unsuccessful in their attempts to revive him, the RCMP stated in a news release issued Friday.

An autopsy has been ordered. Two other youth who were out that night were brought to the Cambridge Bay Health Centre as a precaution but it was determined that they were not injured. Red Cross counselling services are being arranged through the Cambridge Bay Wellness Centre. Counsellors are expected to be in Cambridge Bay from Oct. 2 to Oct. 7. The police investigation is continuing.

Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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