Carmacks RCMP are still investigating an incident that left an injured, French hitchhiker lying in a ditch.
Police received the call on October 29.
“The injuries were sustained somewhere other then the ditch where we found him,” said Const. Paul Miller. “But I can’t say where or how those occurred.”
The injuries were not serious but the community’s doctor decided to have the man brought to Whitehorse because he had nowhere to stay and no one to care for him in Carmacks, he said.
“Upon arrival, he woke up almost immediately,” added Miller. “He wasn’t unconscious, he wasn’t incoherent. He was simply in a ditch, lying there.”
The male, whose name is not being released by the RCMP, is now in Whitehorse and doing well, he said.
The man’s dog, however, ran off at some time during the incident.
After two days of searching, the dog found his way into Miller’s yard and began playing with the officer’s own pets, he said.
“I got confirmation from someone else in the community that they had seen them together, so we shipped his dog back to Whitehorse for him and reunited them, so he was pretty happy with that.”
The man was hitchhiking north, in hopes of finding employment, said Miller.
The police have identified various suspects in this case, but are not releasing any more information at this time.
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