Neighbour, RCMP rescue woman from cold

Neighbour, RCMP rescue woman from cold A Pelly Crossing woman narrowly avoided freezing to death Tuesday after being found outside at -36 C. RCMP received the call at 3:45 a.m.

A Pelly Crossing woman narrowly avoided freezing to death Tuesday after being found outside at -36 C.

RCMP received the call at 3:45 a.m., said Cpl. Joshua Wiese, the Pelly Crossing detachment commander.

“A resident was woken up to a bit of a disturbance, went outside and found a mid-30s lady intoxicated and suffering from hypothermia in the snow. She had tried to negotiate a fence, fell and didn’t get back up again. Alcohol is believed to have played heavily into what had happened.”

Wiese does not know how long she was outside, he said.

“Given the temperature it wouldn’t take long to get hypothermia.”

RCMP came to the woman and she was taken to the health clinic, where she was treated for severe hypothermia, said Wiese.

She was medevaced to Whitehorse, where she is being treated for serious injuries but her condition is stable.

A hospital spokesperson said Friday that the woman has suffered frostbite on both feet and the tip of her nose, and will likely remain in hospital for most of the next week.

Wiese is asking the public to “look out for their friends and family. If they’re too intoxicated, don’t let them go home, call someone for help or walk with them wherever they need to get to, especially in this weather.”

He also asks the public to “try to help people through the disease of addiction. In the state she was in, she probably didn’t know how cold it was or anything else like that. We don’t suspect that any crime has taken place, it’s just terrible circumstances.”

Whitehorse has seen the death of two men found lying in the snow in the last month.

Pelly Crossing man Robin Sam, 33, was found dead on Jan. 13 near the pedestrian trail on Two Mile Hill.

Dylan Alexis, 24, of Whitehorse died this past weekend after being found in a snowbank near McLean Lake road.

The bodies of both men have been sent Outside for autopsies, and no cause of death has been confirmed.

Just Posted

Yukon’s Japanese association launches its first sake festival

Former president says the hope is to bring people together to learn

Yukon First Nations, AFN Yukon, CYFN sign climate change emergency declaration

The declaration was signed on the last day of the Yukon First Nations Climate Action Gathering

Yukon Fish and Game Association opposed to moose management proposals

Executive director Eric Schroff said he thinks Yukon government needs to be more transparent


Wyatt’s World

Casino taking more time with mine proposal

Statement not expected to be submitted to YESAB until Dec. 31, 2021

Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in to hold general election in April

On top of voting for chief, three councillors, citizens will vote for a deputy chief for first time

Yukon’s minimum wage set to increase by $1 to $13.71 in April

The increase will make the Yukon’s minimum wage the fourth-highest in the country

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Whitehorse council meeting on Feb 17

Yukonomist: Three questions on Yukon Zinc and China

The case heard recently in Yukon Supreme Court is particularly troubling

Commentary: Highway plans will negatively impact safety

The proposed Alaska Highway work will impact our safety, our communities and our environment.

Olivia Webster is the final musher to finish the Yukon Quest

‘I guess I’ve always been a grandpa’s girl and he’s my best friend, so I kind of wanted to be like him and so I did it’

Yukon’s Rob Cooke and company finish 10th in the 2020 Yukon Quest

Cooke and his 14 Siberians crossed the finish line at 9:07 a.m. on Feb. 15 in Whitehorse

Lights Out Yukon Invitational Basketball Tournament bigger than ever in sixth year

“Honestly, it was the smoothest tournament I think we’ve run yet”

Most Read