Body is discovered in search for missing man near Fort Resolution


Police say a body has been found in the search for a 42-year-old reported missing from the NWT community of Fort Resolution last week.

In a brief statement on Tuesday morning, RCMP said the body of George Giroux had been located by a resident-led search team on Saturday, October 8.

“At this time, there is no indication of foul play,” police stated, adding that RCMP and the coroner’s office are continuing their investigation.

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“The RCMP would like to thank the community of Fort Resolution and the volunteer searchers that led this operation,” the police statement concluded.

Police earlier said a search had begun on Monday last week after a man reportedly fell off a boat on the Slave River near Fort Resolution.

The search involved the use of a police dog unit, boats and a police drone.

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