RCMP say Canada Day celebrations led to tragedy in a small northern Alberta community.

Mounties in Fort Vermilion say a 45-year-old man was fatally injured during Monday's parade.

The man from Mackenzie County fell off the equipment he was throwing candy from. 

RCMP say officers were dispatched to assist emergency services with the accident.

They say in a statement they are sending their condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 1, 2024.