Nunavut elder found dead near his community

Hunter, 76, died of natural causes, coroner says

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The people of Rankin Inlet are mourning the loss of  Simon Twyee, 76, who died of natural causes after setting out Aug. 25 on a one-day hunting trip. (FILE PHOTO)


The people of Rankin Inlet are mourning the loss of Simon Twyee, 76, who died of natural causes after setting out Aug. 25 on a one-day hunting trip. (FILE PHOTO)

Simon Twyee, 76, of Rankin Inlet was found dead on the land Aug. 29, ending a search and rescue effort that began last week.

Padma Suramala, Nunavut’s chief coroner, said Aug. 31 “no foul play” is suspected and that the elder died “due to his natural disease process.”

Twyee had gone out hunting Aug. 25 on an all-terrain vehicle.

Searchers began looking for Twyee after he failed to return home, and a search team found him Aug. 29.

The Nunavut coroner’s office and the RCMP say they’ll continue to investigate what happened.

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