News

Quading accident claims the life of Prince Rupert man

A 30 yr old man from Prince Rupert is dead as the result of a tragic quading accident on Sunday afternoon.

Terrace RCMP, PEP, and Search and Rescue responded to a 911 call for help to look for a man who had fallen in the Exstew waterfall while quading with a group of friends on Sunday, May 12 at approximately 4:30 p.m.. A helicopter was dispatched to look for the man. Police met up with the group who had located the 30 yr old man downstream deceased.

Investigation determined that the man had flipped the quad onto himself when crossing a washed out portion of the forest service road. It appeared that the man was trapped under his quad so attempts were made to lift the quad off of him.

The man was trapped by the suction of a submerged culvert. He was swept through the culvert and then went over the waterfall.

The investigation has been turned over to the Coroner's Office.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Community Events, July 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jul 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.