Fatal accident at Copper Bay

  • Jul. 30, 2007 3:00 p.m.

On Saturday evening (July 28), an adult male passenger sustained fatal head injuries as result of an ATV accident at Copper Bay, according to Queen Charlotte RCMP. Police and the ambulance service went to Copper Bay at approximately 8:30 pm, where the man had been injured while riding on the sand beach. The investigation indicates he was not wearing a helmet when he struck his head against the helmet of the driver when they rode through a dip. Both the driver and passenger were thrown from the quad. CPR was performed and the man was taken to Queen Charlotte hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man, a crab fisher from Vancouver Island was visiting Moresby Island during a stopover at Sandspit Harbour. His is being withheld at this time.