UPDATE: Coroner releases name of Rossland man killed in bike accident
The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a dirt-bike incident near Trail on July 2. He was Brian Hall, aged 59, of Rossland.
Hall had gone dirt-biking by himself on July 2. When he did not return as scheduled, two friends started a search. They found him on the morning of July 3 in a heavily wooded area near Casino, south of Trail. He had apparently lost control of his bike and collided with a tree. He was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
The Trail & Greater District RCMP and BC Coroners Services attended the scene of a fatal off-road motorcycle collision on Tuesday, according to RCMP Sgt. Rob Hawton.
‘On July 3 at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Trail RCMP received a report of an apparent accidental death of a dirt bike rider,” Hawton said. “The deceased, a 59-year-old resident of Rossland, failed to show up at a friend’s house the previous evening after a day of dirt biking alone.
“Two friends then commenced a search on the morning of July 3 and located the deceased in a heavily treed area several kilometers from Casino, south of Trail. Scene examination revealed that the man had veered into a tree while riding his dirt bike and had sustained an instantly fatal injury as result.
“Due to the remote location and difficulty in accessing it, Rossland Search and Rescue was activated and attended the scene with a crew. The recovery of the male from the accident site was completed via a helicopter long-line, brought in from Revelstoke.’
Hawton said the Provincial Coroner’s office is conducting the investigation, with the assistance of the Trail & Greater District RCMP.