A day of First Nations ceremonies near Jacko Lake ended for three men Sunday afternoon with the discovery of a body.
Joe Jules of the Simpcw First Nation said he and two others were driving away slowly, taking in the landscape, when they noticed a man hanging from a tree.
He estimated the man was in his 20s or 30s and about 30 metres from the road.
Police and coroners service officials have said there is nothing to suggest foul play and the next of kin are being located.
KGHM International, which has the proposed Ajax mine site nearby, issued a statement Monday that the body was found in a section of its land in Knutsford.
“The company has no information about the cause of death, when it occurred or the person’s identity. The death is unrelated to company operations. KGHMI will co-operate with the RCMP and other authorities investigating the discovery,” wrote external affairs manager Yves Lacasse in an emailed response to questions.
“KGHM’s property is fenced and marked with signs notifying the public about the risks of trespass but unfortunately, people sometimes cross through gates and fences and access the lands. The company had no knowledge that people were on the property this past weekend.”