The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died while working on a heli-logging operation near Tahsis on Dec. 7, 2014.
He was David Thompson Kennedy, aged 47, of Coldstream, a community in the north Okanagan.
Mr. Kennedy was employed as a tree-faller when he sustained critical injuries late in the morning of Dec. 7. He was transported to Campbell River and District Hospital by helicopter and ambulance, but could not be resuscitated.
The BC Coroners Service, RCMP and WorkSafe BC are continuing to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Kennedy has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Regional Coroner, Island Region
BC Coroners Service