Man dies in snowmobiling mishap near Sicamous

RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service continue an investigation into the death of a snowmobiler near Sicamous on the weekend.

SICAMOUS - A weekend snowmobiling incident has resulted in a man’s death near Sicamous.

A man guiding a group of five other snowmobilers was pinned by his own machine when the snowmobile accidentally rolled into a creek bed while in the Queest Mountain Forest Service Road area north of Sicamous.

RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said in a press release issued today, Dec. 10, attempts to revive the man using CPR failed.

The Shuswap Search and Rescue Team were activated following the incident, which occurred around 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Technicians were able to get the other snowmobilers out of the area but the deceased’s body could not be moved due to terrain, darkness and weather conditions.

Sicamous RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate the man’s death as efforts to remove the body continues today.


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