Talurjuaq dealing with drowning deaths
- Talurjuaq dealing with drowning deaths
The community of Talurjuaq is a sombre mood after two of its young residents
drowned on Saturday. Cpl. Warren Gauthier (sp) is with the RCMP detachment
in Talurjuaq. He says four children were playing on the ice near the
outskirts of town.
"It's very unfortunate and like I said the community is very upset over it,
as is everybody. Again we want to reiterate [say again] too that the ice is
not safe and that they should speak with your children and let them know to
stay away from the ice."
Gauthier says the children broke through the ice. Three of them were under
the water for about 20 minutes. Residents jumped in to rescue them. Cpl.
Gauthier says one of the children was successfully revived at the scene. He
says after two hours of CPR, the other two could not be revived. Gauthier
says the survivor was medivaced to Yellowknife with a chest infection. He's
expected to make a full recovery. The names of the children have not been
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Tuesday - September 30, 2003 - 17:30
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