An ATV accident has claimed the life of a 33-year-old Cobble Hill resident. The incident occurred on a service road, 18 kilometres from Nanaimo Lakes Road, at approximately 9:30 pm on Friday May 29th, 2020.

Police, BC Paramedics and Nanaimo Search and Rescue(NSAR) personnel responded. Due to the remoteness of the area, NSAR and an RCMP officer, using GPS from cell phone pings, managed to locate the group and the injured male. NSAR immediately commenced emergency first aid for an extended period of time. Despite their efforts, the male did not survive and died from the injuries he sustained. His body was then transported out of the back country to awaiting BC Paramedics. BC Coroners Service responded and confirmed his death.

Investigators spoke with the group of male riders and based on statements provided, the death appears to accidental and not suspicious The family of the deceased have been notified and the BC Coroners Service is continuing with their investigation.