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