Man perishes in Slocan River MVA

Medical condition may have influenced fatal event of June 23 in the Slocan Valley

A Winlaw man has lost his life in a June 23 incident.

West Kootenay Traffic Services, in a press release indicated that the man had lost control of his pickup truck and gone into the Slocan River.

Slocan RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services reportedly attended the scene.

“With the assistance of the Winlaw, Beasley, Passmore Fire Departments and Search and Rescue the vehicle was secured in the fast flowing river,” states the release, in part.

An excavator was used to recover the vehicle and the body of a deceased 63 year-old man was in the truck.

Authorities speculate that a medical condition was a possible cause of the accident.

Corporal John Ferguson, on behalf of West Kootenay Traffic Services expressed thanks to local fire departments and Kevin Sutherland Contracting for their help during the incident.

The BC Coroner Service and West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate this crash.