Inquest Begins Into Suspected Fatal Wolf Attack

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 14:37



The assistant manager for Points North landing says a landfill near the camp has now been fenced off to keep wolves from entering it.


Mark Eikel was one of several people to take the stand yesterday at the inquest into the death of 22-year-old Kenton Carnegie.


The engineering student from Ontario died after going for a walk in the bush around 5:00 p.m. on November 8th, 2005.


Eikel was one of three people who went looking for him later that night.


He said he and two others were pointing their flashlights into the bush when they spotted Carnegie’s body.


Eikel suggested they return to base to contact the RCMP.


He and another man then returned to the site where the body was and waited for help to arrive.


Eikel said wolves were all around them that night, and Carnegie’s body appeared to have been moved from the time they first spotted it.


He told the inquest that wolves had never posed much of a problem before this incident.


However, earlier in the day, a pilot testified that he and another man were threatened by wolves near the runway just five days beforehand.


Eikel also noted that since the incident, a fence has been put around the landfill to keep animals out.


The inquest continues throughout the week.