Police in Yellowknife say Nicole Amautinuar, reported missing earlier this week, has been located and is safe.

In a brief statement on Wednesday afternoon, RCMP said the 19-year-old “has been located in fine condition” without elaborating.

Nicole was reported missing on Tuesday, having been last seen the previous night at around 8pm in the vicinity of the city’s Stanton Hospital.

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News of her disappearance followed two recent incidents in which missing-persons search operations in the NWT ended in tragedy, with the death of a tourist in Tuktoyaktuk and a 21-year-old in Behchokǫ̀.