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A fatal ATV accident this past Sunday in Nanaimo has claimed the life of a 38-year-old man.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 4th, Nanaimo RCMP were notified by the BC Ambulance Service of a fatal ATV accident.

The incident, which is believed to have occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., happened on a rural property in the 1600-block of Nanaimo River Road.

Upon arrival, responding paramedics along with the Advanced Life Support Unit found the man deceased.

Investigators talked to two friends that were in the man’s company before the time of his death.

According to RCMP, the friends went looking for the deceased man after they had not seen him for several hours.

Around 5:30 a.m., they found their friend next to his rolled over ATV suffering from critical injuries.

They attempted emergency first aid and called 9-1-1.

BC Coroners Service responded and have initiated an investigation into the cause of death.

The family of the man has been notified.

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