Police are investigating a rollover of a recreational vehicle that resulted in the death of a man on Saturday night, a report said.
According to a BC RCMP news release, both the Elk Valley RCMP as well as the BC Coroners Service are investigating the incident that occurred in the Newgate area, west side of Lake Koocanusa.
Police said that officers were dispatched to the scene along with paramedics and Fernie Search and Rescue teams at 11:50 p.m.
Police said that the initial investigation revealed that an Albertan man was driving a utility vehicle when it crashed into a body of water.
According to police, the driver of the vehicle was not hurt, but his passenger, also an Albertan man, died on the spot.
The release stated that alcohol was believed to be a contributing factor in this incident.
“The driver was arrested and released to appear at Fernie provincial courts at a later time.”
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