Youdon Polson, a man in his 20s, was found dead on May 29 on the shores of the Eastmain River. Polson and two friends – Bruce Gilpin and Jerry Williams – went out hunting around 5:00 am.

They ran into trouble as they were paddling their canoe. The winds were so strong that they caused the boat to capsize, leaving the three men in the river to find their way to shore.

While Gilpin and Williams were found on the shore shortly after, Polson remained missing. His body was found a few hours later, at around 10:00am that morning.

Polson’s funeral service on June 2 was filled with members of his large family and people from the community, all there to mourn his untimely death. “His family is in complete shock,” said Chief Edward Gilpin.