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A Montreal Homeless Man Died In The Extreme Cold

He had been living in the same spot for years, police say.

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A Montreal Homeless Man Died In The Extreme Cold

A man was found dead inside an encampment in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce as Montreal temperatures dipped well into the negative double digits.

SPVM spokesperson Véronique Comtois said police received a call at around 6:00 p.m. Monday evening to check on the health of an unhoused individual near rue Saint-Jacques and highway 20 in Montreal's Notre-Dame-de-Grâce neighbourhood.

Officers found the man unconscious in what Comtois described as a small shelter. She said he was in a state of hypothermia.

The man was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The SPVM says the coroner has taken over the investigation into the cause of death.

Preliminary information suggests the man had lived in the area for years, Comtois said.

Environment Canada has issued extreme cold warnings for much of southern Quebec. In areas south and east of Montreal, it's expected to feel like -38 with windchill.

In the metropolis itself, the forecast calls for a high of -19 C with a windchill between -33 and -28 on Tuesday.

This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

    Thomas MacDonald
    Senior Editor
    Thomas MacDonald is a Senior Editor for MTL Blog focused on Montreal public transit and is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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