Now Playing

On Air

96.1 The Rush

Midnight - 10:00AM


Hunter found dead in northern Yukon

A Fort McPherson hunter was found dead while hunting on the Yukon side of the border. Map: Google Maps.

The Yukon Coroner says a Fort McPherson hunter didn't return from a weekend caribou hunting trip near the Dempster Highway, and a search commenced in blizzard conditions.

The Yukon Coroner's Service is investigating the death of a 40-year-old Fort McPherson hunter.

The Coroner says police in Fort McPherson received a report of an overdue hunter on Saturday night, who had been hunting caribou on the Yukon side of the border on the Dempster Highway.

The weather took a turn for the worse overnight, going from rain to snow to blizzard conditions, dropping between 20 and 25 centimetres of snow in the area.

A search party worked through the night, but the hunter was found dead about 9 a.m. Sunday.

Yukon's Coroner is receiving help from Fort McPherson RCMP, and the Northwest Territories' Coroner Service in the investigation.

More from Local News


Recently Played

Listener Club

Receive exclusive content before anybody else!