RCMP, B.C. Ambulance and Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue all responded to a serious motorcycle accident on Hwy 14 Sunday night. (file photo)

Motocyclist killed after plunging down embankment near Port Renfrew

Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue called out to help in recovery efforts

A lone motorcyclist is dead after a Sunday night accident that saw him plunge off a steep embankment on Highway 14, near Port Renfrew.

The mishap occurred around 10 p.m. near Minute Creek between Port Renfrew and Jordan River and sent the Juan de Fuca Ground Search and Rescue service scrambling to assist RCMP and the B.C. Ambulance service in an effort to recover the rider.

“There are cliffs in that area and the rider and his motorcyclist both went over the side,” said Vickie Weber, the senior search and rescue manager.

“The first people on the scene called 911, and we sent out the rope rescue team to assist.”

Weber confirmed that her team and other emergency services were on site all night and that the winding section of the highway was closed to traffic for several hours.

“It was a very challenging situation,” Weber said.

Andy Watson of the B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed that the rider, who RCMP have identified as a 58-year-old, Saanich man, was killed in the accident and that an investigation of the event continues.

The Sooke RCMP is working closely with the Island District Traffic Analyst and is requesting anyone with any information to contact the Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)



mailto:tim.collins@sookenewsmirror.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Increase in raccoon roadkill on Highway 17

Shorter days, darker commutes could be contributing factors

B.C. mayors want forestry powers shifted to communities

Vancouver Island push adopted by the Union of B.C. Municipalities

Victoria woman one step closer to opening region’s first cat cafe

Ashley Deiter’s Kickstarter page surpassed its goal, making the Mask and Mantle Cafe a possibility

Burning Thanksgiving question: Turkey or ham?

PQB notables also talk best side dishes

Green leader criticized for push to scrap temporary foreign worker program

Elizabeth May wants to scrap federal program which supplies local business with temporary workers

VIDEO: Langley woman’s security camera records its own theft

Langley family discovers early morning grab was recorded

Island record show will indulge the audiophile lifestyle

Organizers expect dealers to bring about 20,000 records to Comox Valley event

Canadian Snowbirds plane crashes before air show in Atlanta

Pilot lands safely after ejecting from jet

Share crash data, private insurers tell David Eby, ICBC

B.C. monopoly makes drivers retrieve their own records

B.C. VIEWS: Wolf kill, not backcountry bans, saving caribou

B.C.’s largest herds turn the corner from extinction

Pearson nets shootout winner as Canucks clip Flyers 3-2

Vancouver picks up second straight home win

Map on Elections Canada website sends Nanaimo-Ladysmith voters to landfill

Address for polling station correct, but Google Map address differs

BC Children’s Hospital launches 2 new virtual care sites bringing total to 19 across province

Provincial initiative allows pediatric patients to see health specialists through video

Most Read