Snowmobile mishap leads to death in Cambridge Bay
Sources identify deceased man as George Nahogaloak, 26
(Updated, 7 p.m., April 27)
A 26-year-old man died near the western Nunavut hub of Cambridge Bay April 24 after a single-vehicle snowmobile crash, Nunavut RCMP said April 26.
Sources in the community identified the deceased man as George Nahogaloak, an apprentice electrician.
“We can confirm we are investigating a fatal skidoo accident in Cambridge Bay,” Cpl. David Lawson told Nunatsiaq News April 26.
The incident occurred on the evening of April 24, Lawson said.
“The incident involved just a single vehicle, believed to be going at a high speed,” he said.
Police said April 27 that a preliminary investigation determined Nahogaloak had been travelling at a high rate of speed on his snowmobile when the incident occurred.
When the police arrived, a passerby was performing CPR on Nahogaloak, who was taken to the Kitikmeot health centre where he pronounced dead.
“No foul play is suspected,” the RCMP said April 27 in a release.
In the release, police reminded snowmobilers to follow the rules of the roads and wear appropriate safety gear when on their machines.
Funeral services took place April 27 in Cambridge Bay.