CBC News · Posted: Aug 01, 2018 7:02 PM CT - The body of a man who had been reported missing from Tuktoyaktuk has been found, according to the RCMP. Const. Robert Frizzell told CBC that RCMP and local search and rescue found John Holliday's body in the harbour around lunch time on Thursday and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The coroner is sending his body south for an autopsy, Frizzell said.
RCMP in the Northwest Territories had organized a search for Holliday, who had last been seen in the Tuktoyaktuk area early on Wednesday.
Holliday was camping with his family at an area known locally as The Point.
Next of kin has been notified and were involved in the search, Frizzell said.
The RCMP is investigating, but said there is nothing about the death that seems suspicious at this point.
The search was conducted with help from the hamlet, the Tuktoyaktuk Search and Rescue Society, volunteers, and Great Slave Helicopters.
This was the second death in the water confirmed in the N.W.T. on Thursday. Earlier in the day, RCMP confirmed that a missing Behchoko man's body was found Wednesday night in Marion Lake.