BRITISH COLUMBIA

ATV Swept Over Waterfall Near Terrace

05/14/2013 11:48 EDT | Updated 07/14/2013 05:12 EDT
TERRACE, B.C. - For the second time in a week, an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle has taken a life in northern British Columbia.

RCMP in Terrace, B.C., say a 30-year-old Prince Rupert man died Sunday in a freak accident at the Exstew waterfall, just west of Terrace.

The man was riding with friends when his quad flipped as he crossed a washed out section of a forest service road.

As rescuers lifted the vehicle off the submerged victim, suction pulled him into the culvert under the road, then swept him into the river and over the nearby falls, where his body was recovered from pools below the waterfall a short time later.

On May 5, 28-year-old Angela Elizabeth Johnson, of Cluculz Lake died when she was pinned by her quad ATV after it flipped near her home, about 40 kilometres southeast of Vanderhoof.

Johnson was six months pregnant.

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