Teen dies in Coleman snowmobile accident

Teresa Wright
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Emergency crews were called to a snowmobile accident near Coleman, P.E.I., just after 11 a.m. today, Dec. 18.

An 18-year-old man from Bloomfield Corner died this morning when the snowmobile he was driving crashed into a tree near Coleman Corner.

At 11:10 a.m., RCMP received a 911 call alerting authorities to the accident, which occurred approximately 1 km from the Route 2 highway near O’Leary.

Sgt Andrew Blackadar, the RCMP’s media relations officer, said the snowmobiler, who was alone on his sled, died at the scene. Another snowmobiler on a second sled was travelling with the victim at the time.

The incident occurred along the Confederation Trail about one kilometre east of the Terry Boylan Road. Police observed tracks where the snowmobile went off the south side of the trail and traveled about 25 feet before crashing into a tree.

It was snowing heavily at the time.

The O’Leary volunteer fire department employed its rescue sled to help emergency crews reach the victim.

The investigation is continuing and further details will be released once notification of next of kin is conducted.

Organizations: RCMP

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  • Matthew rayner
    December 19, 2013 - 09:54

    He was my cousin, I came home from work last to find out this had happened... Not fair, especially this young. He did a lot in his lifetime, he had a lot more left on him. R.I.P cuz

  • Lorna
    December 18, 2013 - 21:37

    My most deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers to you all in this time of sorrow

  • York
    December 18, 2013 - 20:26

    Very sad! Praying for the family!

  • Lorna
    December 18, 2013 - 19:11

    My heart felt condolences to the family of such sad news. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • carla
    December 18, 2013 - 18:53

    My deepest sympathies is going out to this young mans family and friends. Sending thoughts and prayers with you all

  • Shirley Wood
    December 18, 2013 - 17:40

    It saddens me so much for his passing, and what his family/friends/neighbours are going through at this time. Please accept my sincere Sympathy. R.I.P. dear young man, you are now in that beautiful place called Heaven. Parents, I Pray you will receive strength & composure to carry on. Another beautiful Star in the sky.

  • From a mother that has loss a child
    December 18, 2013 - 16:18

    So sad !! Hug your children to never know . Peace to all

  • Diane
    December 18, 2013 - 15:14

    Heartfelt condolences to this young person's family and friends. So sad.

  • Darlene Gallant
    December 18, 2013 - 15:02

    Our deepest sympathy to all of the family at this time. What a tragic loss.

  • Jody
    December 18, 2013 - 14:06

    My heart is breaking for this young man's loved ones. Thoughts and prayers going out to them.