THUNDER BAY – The death of a man at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park has the Special Investigation Unit of the Ontario Provincial Police stepping in to examine the circumstances. On Thursday, October 12 2011, at 4:45PM, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Thunder Bay Detachment contacted the SIU and advised the following;
- At 4:00 p.m. an officer went to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park in response to a call from provincial park staff;
- At some point the male went over an embankment and landed at the bottom of a ravine; and
- The male was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two investigators and two forensic investigators from the SIU are in the area to investigate the circumstances of this incident. The identity of the deceased male is not known at this time and efforts are underway to identify him. A post mortem is scheduled for later today in Thunder Bay. The SIU is asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has audio or video recordings relating to it, to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1957 or 1 800 787 8529 extension 1957.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.