Behchoko RCMP organize search and rescue for missing man in water, located deceased

July 19, 2021
Behchoko, Northwest Territories

News release

Behchoko RCMP received a report of a man believed to have entered the water in the area under the bridge on Frank's Channel. The call came in at approximately 4:35 pm, on July 17.

Behchoko RCMP attended the scene via both police vehicle and RCMP boat. They began an immediate search of the area and shoreline; however the man was not located.

Community volunteer search and rescue joined the search and searched the body of water, however the man was not located. An air search was conducted by helicopter, but he was not located. Volunteers continued to search the area near where he was believed to have entered the water.

On July 18, near midnight, the 29 year-old man was located deceased.

Behchoko RCMP are now assisting the NWT Coroner Services with a Coroner's Act investigation into the presumed drowning.

Behchoko RCMP would like to thank the local helicopter company and the community volunteers that assisted tirelessly with the search for the missing man. The location of the deceased may bring some closure to this tragic event.

The RCMP sends their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased man.


Contact information

Marie York-Condon
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife,

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