UPDATED: Snowmobiler dead at Sheffield Lake

Gary Kean gkean@thewesternstar.com
Published on February 27, 2014
RCMP

The RCMP says it may be a couple more days before it has further details about the cause of a fatal snowmobile accident in the Sheffield Lake area, just west of Sheppardville, Wednesday.

A 49-year-old man, who police said was from the Deer Lake area, died in the accident that involved just the one snowmobile.

Police did confirm the accident happened on land and did not involve a body of water, but the cause of the collision is still under investigation. The police also said the accident was reported from someone who was at the scene at around 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, but could not confirm if the snowmobiler who died had been accompanied by the person who called in the emergency.

The RCMP from Springdale responded to the scene and were assisted by ambulance personnel and the Department of Natural Resources and Springdale Volunteer Fire Department.

The investigation itself is being handled by the RCMP and the coroner’s office, but police could not confirm if that meant an autopsy was scheduled or where any postmortem examination would take place.

The RCMP does anticipate it will be able to release the man’s identity, but was not in a position to do so Thursday afternoon.

 

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(Earlier story)

A 49-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle snowmobile accident in the Sheffield lake area west of Sheppardville early Wednesday evening.

Springdale RCMP reported responding at about 4:50 p.m., and were assisted by an ambulance, Department of Natural Resources and the Springdale Volunteer Fire Department. The cause of the collision is still under investigation and the identity of the male is not being released at this time.