On Tuesday Dec. 8, Fort Simpson RCMP received a report of a sudden death along the Mackenzie Highway.

A large excavator had gone into water and the operator is presumed dead, according to a Friday news release. The presumed death is not deemed suspicious.

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

Brett McGarry

Brett McGarry came to Yellowknife in early 2019 after graduating from Humber College with an advanced diploma in journalism. After covering city council and local business as a reporter, Brett is now an...

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