Category Archives: accidents

Body of Man Missing After Water Craft Accident at Trail in May Found in USA

RCMP Press Release

On June 28, 2017 the body of Jeffrey David BAUDER aged 28 yrs was located South of Northport Washington USA in the Columbia river. BAUDER went missing and was presumed drowned after a water craft accident in the Columbia river in Trail on May 9, 2017.

United States Forensic Examiners on this date positively identified BAUDER’s body which will now be returned for funeral services.

The Trail & Greater District RCMP wish to express their sincere condolences to Mr. BAUDER’s family, and also want to thank the search and rescue personnel and other emergency services who assisted in the search for Mr. BAUDER.

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident near Balfour


March 6, 2017, West Kootenay Traffic Services

On March 5, 2017 a 30 year old male from Nelson was the driver of a Southbound single vehicle that drove off Highway 3A near Balfour, BC. The male was found deceased at the scene several hours after being reported missing by family.

The name of the deceased male is not being released at this time out of respect for the family
and until permission from the Coroner has been given. RCMP members of West Kootenay Traffic and Nelson Detachment in conjunction with the BC Coroner’s Service will be working together to determine the cause of the collision. At this point, road conditions do not appear to be a major contributing factor.

Sgt Chad Badry
West Kootenay Traffic and Integrated Road Safety Unit
Gendarmérie Royale du Canada Services Routiere du Kootenay Ouest

Traffic Fatality – Request for Witnesses

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blue_red_lightbarJuly 20, 2016, Kootenay Boundary Region

West Kootenay Traffic Services are continuing to investigate a vehicle crash that occurred on July 14, 2016 on Highway 3b near Fruitvale. A 26 year old male died as a result of injuries sustained during the crash. Police are seeking information from anyone that may have witnessed the crash or saw the tractor trailer unit hauling scrap cars immediately preceding the crash. Anyone with information should contact Constable John Rennie at 250-354-5144 or West Kootenay Traffic Services at 250-354-5180.