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Barriere man loses life in road mishap

By Ragnar Haagen

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

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 alongside the road.

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

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

Ragnar Haagen writes for Kamloops This Week.

 

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