Drowning in Waskaganish

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The Nation extends its condolences to the Jolly family of Waskaganish after the loss of 16-year-old Tyler Jolly.

On July 16, Jolly was fishing with a friend by the bay to the east of the community of Waskaganish. After the friend left Jolly alone to go get some drinks, he returned to find Jolly missing.

At that point he notified Tyler’s father, who requested Eeyou Eenou Police Forces assistance at around 9 pm. The search was called off at 2 in the morning due to darkness and began again at 6 am the next day.

Near 5 pm the next day, the Waskaganish Fire Department stated that a body had been found near where the youth went missing. The body was positively identified by family members.

The body was brought to Chibougamau Hospital for an autopsy.


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