Bat July 16 2019 3:04pm 01:45 B.C. man dies after coming in contact with a bat For the first time in more than 15 years a B.C. man has died from rabies. The 21 year old apparently came into contact with a bat on Vancouver Island. Neetu Garcha has more. B.C. man dies of rabies, first confirmed human death in the province since 2003 Responsive site?