Alberta briefs – November 15

A group of hunters in east-central Alberta made a shocking discovery — a human skull.

Hunters find human remains

ELK POINT — A group of hunters in east-central Alberta made a shocking discovery — a human skull.

Elk Point RCMP say the group contacted them Friday to say they found the skull near the North Saskatchewan River.

Police say the remains are decomposed and appear to have been exposed to the outdoors for a long period of time.

The medical examiner’s office will do an examination on Monday to try to determine the identity, age and gender of the remains.

The investigation continues.

Elk Point is about 140 kilometres northeast of Edmonton.


Cyclist struck, killed by car

EDMONTON — A cyclist is dead after a collision with a car that happened as he was riding through a marked crosswalk in Edmonton.

Police say the 29-year-old man was riding with another cyclist when the accident happened Thursday evening in the city’s north end.

The male died at the scene while his companion was not injured.

Police say the victim was not wearing a helmet or reflective safety gear at the time.

Investigators are looking at the possibility of alcohol in regard to the cyclist and speed on the part of the 19-year-old car driver as factors.

They say it’s not clear if she saw the men on their bikes before the collision.


Worker hit by pipe, dies

SHERWOOD PARK — A 22-year-old man has died after being struck by a section of pipe while working east of Edmonton.

Police say Jeffrey Lagudis, of Vancouver, was working outside at RPM Equipment Transport in Sherwood Park.

The industrial steel pipe was being moved by machinery in the yard when he was struck.

Lagudis was taken to an Edmonton area hospital where he died of his injuries.

Mounties and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety continue to investigate.

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