Manitoba man, 27, found dead after snowmobile crash: Nelson House RCMP

A 27-year-old man was found dead after a reportedly leaving Nelson House, Man., on a snowmobile Sunday. RCMP say he was reported missing on Monday. File / Global News

A 27-year-old Manitoba man has been found dead after a snowmobile crash, Nelson House RCMP say.

On Monday at 3:30 p.m., police received a report about a member of the community who had gone out on a snowmobile on Sunday and had not returned home.

Officers were told the man was believed to be heading towards a camp north of Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation.

A short time later, officers learned that his body had been found along the trail of the camp.

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Officers attended the scene on snowmobiles. Police say the man had been speeding along the shoreline of Footprint Lake when he crashed into a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police say he was wearing a helmet.

Nelson House RCMP continues to investigate.

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