A 49-year-old La Salle woman has recently died as the result of a snowmobile collision that occurred at a location on Bird Lake in Nopiming Provincial Park, Manitoba.

On February 5, 2022, at approximately 4pm, Lac du Bonnet RCMP received a report regarding two snowmobiles that had collided with each other on Bird Lake. As a result of the collision, it was reported that one rider had been seriously injured.

Police investigation determined that two groups of snowmobilers had been traveling on a groomed trail across Bird Lake. One group, consisting of a male and a female rider, on separate machines, went off trail in an attempt to pass another group traveling in the same direction. The female rider lost control of her snowmobile and ended up back on the trail. As a result, whe collided with a snowmobile belonging to the other group.

RCMP report that the 49-year-old female rider, from La Salle, was pronounced deceased on scene.