Officers of the Kirkland Lake OPP detachment are investigating the single ATV accident that occurred on an Ontario Northland Railway rail bed about two kilometres northeast of Virginiatown.
Gauthier, who was hunting in the area, was last seen by members of his hunting party about 2:30 p.m. Sunday. After he was reported missing late that night, an extensive ground and air search was conducted.
Gauthier was found alive, but pinned under his ATV that had rolled off the rail bed, by OPP Emergency Response Team members at 4:20 p.m. Monday. Shortly afterwards he went into medical distress, and lifesaving efforts by police and medical officials were unsuccessful."
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