Quading accident claims Prince Rupert man’s life

Investigation determined that the man had flipped the quad onto himself when crossing a washed out portion of a forest service road.

A 30 yr old man from Prince Rupert is dead as the result of a tragic quading accident on Sunday afternoon, May 12.

Terrace RCMP, PEP, and Search and Rescue responded to a 911 call for help to look for a man who had fallen in the Exstew waterfall while quading with a group of friends on May 12 at approximately 4:30 PM.

A helicopter was dispatched to look for the man. Police met up with the group who had located the 30 yr old man downstream deceased.

Investigation determined that the man had flipped the quad onto himself when crossing a washed out portion of the forest service road. It appeared that the man was trapped under his quad so attempts were made to lift the quad off of him.

The man was trapped by the suction of a submerged culvert. He was swept through the culvert and then went over the waterfall.

The investigation has been turned over to the Coroner’s Office.