Rossland man dies in off-road motorcycle accident

Trail RCMP and B.C. Coroner investigating incident

A 59-year-old Rossland resident is dead following an off-road motorcycling accident.

Trail & Greater District RCMP and BC Coroners Services attended the scene of a fatal off-road motorcycle collision on Tuesday.

The Trail RCMP received a report on Wednesday morning of an apparent accidental death of a dirt bike rider.

The deceased failed to show up at a friend’s house the previous evening after a day of dirt biking alone.

Two friends then commenced a search on Wednesday morning and located the deceased in a heavily treed area several kilometers from Casino, south of Trail. Scene examination revealed that the man had veered into a tree while riding his dirt bike and had sustained an instantly fatal injury as result.

Due to the remote location and difficulty in accessing it, Rossland Search and Rescue was activated and attended the scene with a crew. The recovery of the male from the accident site was completed via a helicopter long-line, brought in from Revelstoke.

With the assistance of the Trail & Greater District RCMP, the Provincial Coroner’s office is conducting the investigation.

The name of the deceased has not be released.