June 4, 2016 6:37 pm
Updated: June 6, 2016 2:28 pm

Teen boy killed in ATV rollover while riding with his father in McLean Creek

WATCH ABOVE: Three people have been killed and several others injured in the past two weeks in southern Alberta riding ATV's. The latest deaths happened this weekend. A teenager died at McLean Creek and another man was killed near the Crowsnest Pass. As Carolyn Kury de Castillo reports, ATV users say some people underestimate the power behind the machines.

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A teenage boy has died after the ATV he was riding on with his father rolled over near Bragg Creek Saturday.

Emergency crews were called to a crash in the McLean Creek area at around 1 p.m.

RCMP said a father and son were operating a side-by-side when it rolled, injuring the father and critically injuring the son.

Due to the terrain where the two were, Kananaskis Emergency Service personnel had to be long lined into the area by helicopter and the 12-year-old was pronounced dead when they reached him.

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Mounties originally said the father and son were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash, but clarified Monday they were not.

RCMP Sgt. Jeff Campbell said Monday helmets are not required, but are highly recommended on ATVs in Alberta.

Speed and alcohol are not believed to be a factors in the rollover.

RCMP continue to investigate.

The names of those involved will not be released.

READ MORE: Man killed in ATV rollover accident near Coleman, Alberta

This is the second deadly off-highway vehicle crash to occur in southern Alberta this weekend.

Editor’s note: While the RCMP originally reported the boy was 14, they clarified Monday he was 12 years old. They also said the father admitted he and his son were not wearing helmets in an interview with police.

With files from Carolyn Kury de Castillo

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