On March 5, 2023, at 5:35 p.m., High Prairie RCMP received a report of a fatal dog attack at a residence on Whitefish First Nation. Tragically upon arrival, officers observed that a 5-year-old boy was deceased with injuries consistent with a dog attack. Residents had already identified and destroyed 2 dogs believed to be involved in the attack. RCMP located and destroyed a third. All dogs have been secured for forensic and medical testing.

High Prairie RCMP Detachment and General Investigative Section with support from the Western Alberta District General Investigative Unit and Peace River Forensic Identification Section continue the investigation.

The deceased has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No charges have been laid at this time.

Information provided by High Prairie RCMP