Wednesday, October 22nd13.7°C
23840
22921

Barriere man found dead

A Barriere man is dead after his vehicle was found down a cliff off a forest service road near Kamloops.

The man, said to be in his 60’s, was last seen Saturday night around midnight.

According to Alan Hobler with Kamloops Search and Rescue, the man and his brother had been driving from Chase to Barriere, along the Adams Lake forest service road.

“The passenger was quite concerned about the driver's driving, to the point where he insisted the driver drop him off,” says Hobler.

That was the last time he was seen alive. Once his brother returned home, he notified police.

“We searched all the high probability areas where a vehicle could have gone off the road, and sure enough, eventually we did find a vehicle.”

Hobler says the driver was found deceased inside his vehicle at the bottom of a 150 foot embankment.

Early reports indicate the driver was speeding and failed to negotiate a curve in the road.

The vehicle was discovered around 1 p.m. Monday.

A high angle rope recovery operation was used to remove the body. Teams from Shuswap and Barriere search and rescue also assisted at the scene.

COMMENTS WELCOME

Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.



Read more Kamloops articles

23006



Recent Trending



20008




23855



23166


Castanet pays for news tips. Email us a news tip, photo, or video and your name will be in a draw for our weekly news tip prize $25. Email us [email protected]


Kamloops SPCA Featured Pet

Tiberius - In Foster
Tiberius - In Foster Kamloops SPCA >



22804



Kamloops Quick Links City of Kamloops
Kamloops Weather
Tourism Kamloops
Kamloops Transit
Airport Arrivals
Airport Departures
School District 73
Kamloops Classifieds
Kamloops Discussion Forum
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Interior Health
Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Career College
Thompson-Nicola Regional Library
Kamloops Real Estate



Member of BC Press Council


21343