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Man killed trying to stop vehicle rolling off cliff

An 67-year-old man from Cawston was killed trying to stop a parked vehicle from going over a cliff near Big White Sunday.
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July 14, 2014 - 10:57 AM

KELOWNA – An attempt to stop a vehicle from rolling off a cliff near Big White had tragic consequences for a 67-year-old Cawston man Sunday.

The man, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of family, had parked his Jeep on a narrow forest service road close to a cliff. When the vehicle started rolling he tried to stop it and both he and the vehicle fell approximately 50 metres.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

RCMP says the man was travelling with friends in other vehicles but was alone in his Jeep.

No one else was injured in the incident.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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