Logger killed in accident near Sayward identified

Campbell River Search and Rescue were called to assist in extracting the injured man from a site

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died while working on a forestry operation north of Sayward on Monday.

He was Darren James Wilson, aged 39, of Sayward.

Wilson was employed on a cedar salvaging operation in a remote area off the Eve River Main logging road north of Sayward when he sustained critical injuries late in the morning of Oct. 21. He died before he could be transported from the area to hospital.

The BC Coroners Service, RCMP and WorkSafe BC are continuing to investigate this death.

Campbell River Search and Rescue were called to assist in extracting the injured man from a site located off the Peel Main logging road. Unfortunately, the logger succumbed to his injuries by the time members arrived.

Five volunteers from Campbell River Search and Rescue were flown to the scene in a helicopter while another five made the drive north. A rope rescue team from Comox Valley Search and Rescue was also brought in to assist, along with Sayward RCMP, Sayward volunteer firefighters and the BC Ambulance Service.

The body was airlifted from the scene and turned over to the BC Coroners Service.

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