One dead in Alberni ATV accident

A 22-year-old Parksville man is dead after plunging down a 200-foot embankment on his ATV in Port Alberni.

A Parksville man is dead after an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident in Port Alberni.

According to RCMP watch commander Const. Steve Dupuis, the 22-year old was camping in the Great Central Lake area with four friends when he left the group at 3 a. m. on Friday, Sept. 16  and drove out to the Ash River Main area on his ATV.

The man’s friends set out to look for him later that morning after he failed to return to the campsite. They found his body and his ATV at the bottom of a 200-foot embankment between Great Central and Lowry Lakes.

Alcohol appears to have been involved in the incident, Dupuis said.

In February 2010, a 25-year-old man suffered serious but non life threatening injuries after losing control of his ATV in the Ash River Main area.

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