On March 24, 2021, at 4:34 p.m. North Battleford RCMP arrested, without incident, a 30-year-old female in relation to an ongoing investigation. After the female was transported to the North Battleford RCMP Detachment, officers determined she required medical care.
The female was transported to Battlefords Union Hospital at 7:15 p.m. At 10:00 p.m. the RCMP officer accompanying the female observed she was in medical distress. The RCMP officer immediately began lifesaving efforts and called for assistance from hospital medical staff. The female was pronounced deceased at approximately 10:30 p.m.
As per the RCMP's independent external investigation policy, we have requested Saskatoon Police Service conduct the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of the 30-year-old female from North Battleford. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is also conducting a review of the incident.
In addition, we have requested the Ministry of Justice appoint an independent observer. As this matter is the subject of an external investigation, no further information can be made available at this time.
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time. Her family has been notified of her death and Victim Services have been made available.