On Saturday, July 7, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Natuashish RCMP responded to a call from the community clinic of a seriously injured child, who was deceased when police officers arrived at the clinic. Shortly after the call was received, members of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay General Investigation Section and Forensic Identification Section departed for Natuashish to assist in the investigation. Traffic Services has also joined the investigation and RCMP Major Crimes Unit and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are engaged.
A property in the community was secured and has since been released by police; a vehicle was seized and multiple interviews conducted. The investigation is continuing; the cause of death has not yet been determined.
The RCMP sends condolences to the loved ones of the young boy and to the community of Natuashish.
RCMP police officers are often first responders to scenes involving serious injuries and deaths. Supports available to members include a peer to peer program, critical incident stress management and health services.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the RCMP in Natuashish at 709-478-8900.
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