Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Promising BMX Cyclist from B.C. Dies in Workplace Accident off Vancouver Island

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Promising BMX Cyclist from B.C. Dies in Workplace Accident off Vancouver Island

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Young B.C. cyclist dies in workplace accident

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NANAIMO, B.C. - A promising, young BMX racer who represented Canada and won titles at home and abroad has died in a workplace accident in the waters off northeast Vancouver Island.

A post on the Nanaimo BMX Facebook page says Nanaimo resident Aidan Webber died Sunday.

The BC Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC confirm there was a death, but say privacy rules prevent them from naming the victim.

WorkSafeBC says the young worker died in an accident that involved a fish pen about 16 kilometres off Port Hardy.

Webber won Canada's BMX championship for junior men, aged 17 and 18, last July and represented Canada at the World Championships in Colombia in 2016.

He is survived by his parents and siblings.

"Aidan, was an amazing son, brother, rider and friend to many. …

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