A Japanese tour group’s trip to the Takhini Hot Springs ended in tragedy this week.
Kiyoko Nagasaki, 72, was found unresponsive, fully clothed, in the pool Thursday morning. She was part of a group of 11 tourists who had come to the Yukon to see the northern lights.
She had wandered away from the group and was noticed to be missing during a head count, according to an RCMP press release. After being pulled from the water, resuscitation was attempted.
Paramedics were called and they transported Nagasaki to Whitehorse General Hospital. She was pronounced dead. The coroner expects an autopsy and toxicology tests will be performed early next week.
The RCMP does not suspect foul play.