Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 43-year-old Tracadie-Sheila man on Sunday.
A man was arrested by police at 4 a.m. on July 8 following complaints that an intoxicated man had been knocking on people’s doors. He was placed into custody and released shortly before noon. Three hours later, police received a report that the same man was trying to break into a house. He was arrested and placed back into custody. As per RCMP policy, those in custody are checked every 10 to 15 minutes. During the regular check at 9:25 p.m., the guard noticed the man was unresponsive. An ambulance was called while RCMP members attempted CPR. The man was taken to the hospital in Tracadie-Sheila where he was pronounced dead.
An autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. The Bathurst Police Force is leading the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death. The name of the man is not being released at this time to allow for his family to be properly notified.