Fatal snowmobile collision at Portage

November 22, 2021, 3:45 pm


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On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 1:10 pm, Portage la Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an unknown manlying in the field behind their property, located on Saskatchewan Avenue East, in Portage la Prairie.

Officers attended to the scene and have determined that a snowmobile, being operated by a 57-year-old man from Portage la Prairie, had been traveling northbound through a field when it drove into a row of trees.

The man struck numerous large branches and fell off the machine a short distance away. EMS attended the scene and pronounced the man deceased.

The man was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the collision.

Portage la Prairie RCMP continue to investigate.


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