Woman killed in snow­mo­bile crash at Suther­land’s Lake Fire claims life of Parrs­boro man

The Amherst News - - CUMBERLAND COUNTY -

WESTCH­ESTER, N.S. — A 25-yearold En­field woman was killed fol­low­ing a snow­mo­bile crash on Suther­land’s Lake in Cum­ber­land County.

RCMP said in a news re­lease that the uniden­ti­fied woman died on Dec. 28 near the scene af­ter be­ing thrown from the snow­mo­bile, while an adult male pas­sen­ger was also thrown from the same ve­hi­cle but was not in­jured.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at about 6:20 p.m. and the ini­tial in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­di­cates the snow­mo­bile struck a piece of land on the lake. Vis­i­bil­ity was poor due to snow and white-out con­di­tions.

As of press time, the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing and po­lice had not re­leased the name of the woman.

Justin Rush­ton, chief of the Westch­ester Fire De­part­ment, said it was a tough call to re­spond to. “The con­di­tions were not the best and it was on the far side of the lake,” Rush­ton told the Amherst News. “It’s such an un­for­tu­nate sit­u­a­tion con­sid­er­ing how old she was. It’s very sad.” Suther­land’s Lake is very pop­u­lar with snow­mo­bil­ers and numer­ous camps are lo­cated around it. The lake is near the top of Westch­ester Moun­tain and is not far from the Cobe­quid Pass toll plaza. PARRS­BORO, N.S. — Parrs­boro RCMP is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a fire at a res­i­dence that claimed the life of a 55-year-old man.

At 5:19 p.m. on Dec. 28, Parrs­boro RCMP re­sponded to a 911 call about a cam­per trailer on fire at Two Is­land Road. The Parrs­boro Vol­un­teer Fire De­part­ment re­sponded to the scene. An uniden­ti­fied man was lo­cated de­ceased in­side the cam­per trailer be­ing uti­lized as a res­i­dence. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on­go­ing.

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