Snowmobiler collided with rocks

The snowmobiler who was killed in a weekend accident died as a result of a collision with rocks, police said yesterday.
“He was travelling across Rainy Lake when he came into contact with some rocks on the shoreline,” which resulted in him being thrown from his snowmobile, Treaty #3 Police Deputy Chief Larry Indian said.
“He came into contact with some trees and rocks, causing fatal injuries,” he added.
Nick Mainville, 50, of Couchiching, was found around 9:15 a.m. on Monday. He had been missing since 7 p.m. on Saturday.
“We weren’t able to nail down a definite time [of death,]” Deputy Chief Indian noted.
Mainville was on his way home from a cabin when the accident occurred.
The OPP’s Northwest Region Emergency Response Team conducted a search using snowmachines. An air search also occurred via helicopter, with local detachment members assisting in those efforts.
Funeral services for Mainville will be held tomorrow (Feb. 24) at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Couchiching.
In other news, Treaty #3 Police, with the assistance of the OPP, continue to investigate the death of 21-year-old Andrew Dilly, a resident of Northwest Bay First Nation.
Police and first response personnel were called to his residence around noon on Monday.
A port-mortem examination was being conducted at Lake of the Woods District Hospital in Kenora.
Deputy Chief Indian said there was no update on that case at this time.

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