Dylan Alexis, 24, of Whitehorse has died after being found in a snowbank near McLean Lake road.
RCMP received a call at about 10 a.m. Saturday from someone who had spotted Alexis by a snowmobile trail, according to a media release.
RCMP, bylaw officers and paramedics travelled to the scene and found him.
“He was responsive,” said Cst. Dean Hoogland with the Whitehorse RCMP. “He was loaded up and taken out of the trail area and brought to paramedics who were waiting on the road near the end of the trail.”
He was taken to Whitehorse General Hospital. RCMP were later informed that he had died.
The coroner has ordered an autopsy and will continue to investigate the incident.
The RCMP do not suspect foul play.
This is the second death of someone found lying in the snow in Whitehorse in less than a month.
Pelly Crossing man Robin Sam, 33, was found dead on January 13 near the pedestrian trail on Two Mile Hill.
His body was sent Outside for an autopsy. The coroner has not yet confirmed the cause of death.
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