Fort McKay First Nation Members Dies From Injuries Sustained From Flood Waters

The Fort McKay First Nation is confirming one of their members has passed away from the flood.

In a statement sent from the Indigenous group, they note two men were in distress on Tuesday after going into the Athabasca River.

Wood Buffalo RCMP say they were using ATVs on a trail when the water levels started to rise.

They ended up holding onto a submerged log, while they called for help using a mobile phone.

The Mounties note the situation was deemed critical as the two could possibly get hypothermia.

Emergency crews later transported them to the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre.

Unfortunately, one of the men eventually passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Meanwhile, the FMFN says they’re supporting the family and its community members during this time.

The police add they also had to help two women, two children, and two dogs from a nearby cabin.

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