Monday, September 24, 2012

BC Coroners Service confirms identity of man killed in logging incident


Sept. 24, 2012

Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

PRINCE GEORGE - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died as a result of a logging incident near Bella Coola on Sept. 23, 2012.

The man is Renel Lafleur, aged 19, from Golden.

Mr. Lafleur was working at a logging camp located at South Bentinck Arm near Bella Coola when he was fatally injured.

Emergency personnel attended the scene and attempted resuscitation efforts. However, Mr. Lafleur succumbed to his injuries.

The BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC continue to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Lafleur has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time

The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Lafleur.

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