Rankin Inlet man charged with aggravated assault

RCMP say victim evacuated to Winnipeg for treatment, expected to make full recovery

The Nunavut RCMP say that a 29-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with aggravated assault, following a serious attack on a man who needed to be medevaced to Winnipeg. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Nunavut RCMP say that a 29-year-old Rankin Inlet man has been charged with aggravated assault, following an attack on a man who was badly hurt and required a medevac to Winnipeg for treatment.

According to a news release issued on Tuesday, June 16, the Rankin Inlet RCMP detachment and emergency medical services responded to a call about a man in medical distress.

Early investigation found that the man was the victim of a serious assault and required immediate medical attention. The man was rushed to hospital and then medevaced to Winnipeg for further treatment. The RCMP say he is expected to make a full recovery.

The 29-year-old was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He appeared before a justice of the peace and was released with conditions. His next scheduled court date is Aug. 10 in Rankin Inlet.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by evie Thordarson on

    This is not what I understand about the judicial system in Nunavut Territory a man has assaulted someone so badly that the man has to be medevaced to Winnipeg the assaulter gets bail. A man in another is charged with pornography on his computer and he gets no bail. Personally I would be scared to have the assaulter out in the community till his court date.

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