An 85-year-old man has died after falling from the Kettle Valley Rail Trail on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 6).
The man and a friend had stopped for a rest just before the first trestle bridge on the trail, said an RCMP officer on scene, when the elderly man’s electric scooter fell over, causing him to fall off the trail.
Crews responded to the incident around 12 p.m. to find one person had fallen from the trestle approximately 40 feet and was at the bottom of the ravine.
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The man was declared dead at the scene. The body is being transported to Kelowna General Hospital.
The RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the man’s death. The RCMP said criminality is not suspected to be a factor.
Earlier in the day, a 74-year-old male with breathing difficulties was rescued from a trail at Scenic Canyon. He was airlifted to Kelowna General Hospital for treatment.
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