Manitoba Snowmobiler Killed After Landing on Frozen River

Manitoba Snowmobiler Killed After Landing on Frozen River

RCMP Logo VehicleA snowmobile crash Sunday evening has claimed the life of a 29-year-old man from Oakview, Manitoba.

The rider was travelling northbound on a trail system along the Little Saskatchewan River when RCMP say it appears he drove over the edge of a ravine bank, dropping approximately 65 feet and landing on the frozen river below.

The crash happened at around 5 p.m. approximately 15 kilometres southeast of Rivers near Provincial Road 270 in the RM of Riverdale.

The man was pronounced deceased on scene. Police say he was wearing a helmet at the time, but it’s unknown if alcohol or speed played a factor.

It was the second fatal snowmobile crash of the weekend in Manitoba. On Saturday, a 33-year-old Winnipeg man was killed when he collided with a tree while riding on a trail in the RM of Alexander.

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