Two men die in RV crash near Harrison Lake

RV crashed over bridge barrier down 30-foot embankment early Saturday morning

A map of the Twenty Mile Bay area on the shore of Harrison Lake

Two people died and two more were injured in an early-morning crash on a back country road near Harrison Lake over the long weekend.

The accident took place near Twenty Mile Bay, at about the 30-km mark of Sts’ailes Forestry Service Road, which runs along the west side of Harrison Lake.

Four people were travelling north in an RV on the road at around 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 30, says Neil Brewer with the Kent Harrison Search and Rescue. One man and a woman survived the crash, and flagged down a passerby several hours after who called for help.

While no cause has been determined, Brewer said they know the RV broke through a safety barrier on a bridge and fell into a ravine.

Because of the time of the crash, it took hours for someone to pass by.

“We were paged just after 7:30 Saturday morning,” Brewer said. “All we know is this RV went of the bridge, and the bridge is just past the 30-km mark. It’s at the bottom of a fairly steep hill with several switchbacks, just past Mystery Valley turnoff that goes into Upper Chehalis.”

While it’s a remote location, it’s a popular camping area throughout the summer months, he adds.

RCMP were the first to respond, and the initial reports were that there were two people still in the wreckage.

“When we got on scene they could only find one, so the RCMP asked Search and Rescue to search the ravine,” Brewer said. “While we were doing that, the fire guys (North Fraser Fire) found the second guy in the wreckage.”

The wreckage was 30 feet down from the road, in a creek bed. A towing company removed the RV on Sunday, leading to strange discovery.

“They found a dog inside, still alive,” Brewer said. “How nobody found the dog on Saturday morning was peculiar.”

The dog had no serious injuries.

Police have not released any information on the two men who died.

 

 

 

 

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