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Sandy Bay, Sask. man facing second-degree murder charge in recent death

Thomas Johnny Bernard Ross is charged with second-degree murder in a Sandy Bay, Sask., death. File / Global News

A Sandy Bay man is facing a murder charge in the death of another man in the northern Saskatchewan community.

RCMP said health care providers were called to a home in the community late Tuesday evening for a report of an unresponsive man.

Darnell Bear, 33, was found seriously injured and taken to the local health centre where efforts to save him were unsuccessful, police said.

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Police said Bear’s family has been notified of his death.

Additional police resources were called in to aid with the investigation, leading to an arrest.

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Thomas Johnny Bernard Ross, 31, who is from Sandy Bay, is charged with second-degree murder.

Ross is scheduled to appear in Pelican Narrows provincial court on Thursday afternoon.

Sandy Bay is roughly 580 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.

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