Salmon Arm teen who died in snowmobile accident identified

Oullette posted this picture of a snowmobile to his Facebook page last year.
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ENDERBY - The teen who died in a snowmobiling accident near Enderby over the weekend was Brandon Edward Oullette, 16, from Salmon Arm.

According to a release from the B.C. Coroners Service, Oullette was snowmobiling with his father and others at Hunters Range, just north east of Enderby, around 10:30 a.m. Dec. 28 when his machine overturned. Police said it appeared he hit a snow bank and the snowmobile flipped over, trapping him underneath. The accident was unwitnessed, but his father found him a few minutes later.

A search and rescue helicopter with medical personnel on board retrieved him, but Oullette died before reaching the hospital in Vernon. 

It's clear from his Facebook page — where he posted photos of snowmobiles and dirt bikes — Oullette loved the outdoors. 

The B.C. Coroners Service will investigate the death with the help of the RCMP.

Oullette’s family has been notified of his death.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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