A homicide investigation is underway after a sudden death in the northern Saskatchewan community of Pelican Narrows.

RCMP were notified of the death just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. One man was taken to the local health centre, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators are still working to determine the events leading up to the death, but Mounties believe the death is suspicious.

An increased police presence is expected in Pelican Narrows as officers investigate. RCMP are asking residents to respect all police barricades.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious, or has information about the death, is asked to contact police immediately.

The identity of the victim has not been released. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week.