Quebec police investigate Nunavik deaths
One person died in a June 3 altercation; two snowmobilers presumed drowned
Sûreté du Québec investigators are in Nunavik this week to look into deaths in two separate incidents in the Hudson coast community of Akulivik.
On June 3, Kativik Regional Police Force officers were called to an altercation at a home in the community of 650, where they discovered a lifeless body.
The man was declared dead at the site of the discovery, though police have yet to identify him.
The following day, June 4, police arrested a 40-year-old man in connection to the death.
The investigation has since been turned over to SQ investigators, who have yet to confirm if charges have been laid in the case, a spokesperson told Nunatsiaq News on Friday, June 7.
In an unrelated search and rescue, the SQ has also sent members of its diving and recovery team to Akulivik to look for a man and a woman—a couple—who are believed to have fallen through the ice on Hudson Bay.
The two snowmobilers were reportedly driving along the sea ice on June 5 when their vehicles went through the ice. They are both presumed drowned, the SQ said on June 7.
SQ divers are expected to arrive in the Nunavik community late Friday to begin the search.