Two Slocan Park residents are dead following a snowmobile collision 25 kilometres north of Nakusp.
A 27-year-old male and a 29-year-old female died as a result of a collision with a downed tree. Neither were wearing helmets at the time of the accident. The identity of the male and female are not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin and continued investigation by the BC Coroners Service.
According to a Nakusp/Slocan Lake RCMP press release, on December 15 at about 11:30 a.m. police responded to a report of the snowmobile fatality in a remote area.
The fatal collision occurred approximately seven kilometres from Highway 23 on a non-maintained section of the Halfway Hotsprings Forest Service Road.
The collision is believed to have occurred sometime during the previous evening.