One man is in hospital and another is dead after they were travelling by snowmobile in northern Manitoba.
The Manitoba RCMP says that the two men left Lynn Lake on February 1, planning to travel to Pukatawagan on a single snowmobile.
Lynn Lake RCMP received a report the morning of the next day after the two men failed to arrive in Pukatawagan.
A search party was organized in Pukatawagan that departed the community with plans to meet the officers from Lynn Lake along the trail.
As the Lynn Lake officers made their way towards the trail to begin their search, they came across a male walking along the roadway who turned out to be one of the missing persons. The 25-year-old was found with severe symptoms of hypothermia and transported to hospital.
He advised that the other male continued on to Pukatawagan whereas the 25-year-old had decided to walk back towards Lynn Lake.
Officers continued down the trail and met up with the search party from Pukatawagan who advised that they had located the other missing male a short distance away. Officers attended to the scene and located the deceased male along with the snowmobile. The deceased has been identified as 37-year-old Johnson Bighetty, of Black Sturgeon Falls.
Although no criminality is suspected in the death, the investigation remains ongoing as we await the results of the autopsy.
Lynn Lake RCMP along with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner continues to investigate.