Tweed teenager dies following ATV crash in Thanksgiving tragedy

16-year-old Brock Beatty had not returned from his ATV ride on Sunday afternoon, searchers located the seriously injured teen early Monday morning

Police released this photo of 16-year-old Brock Beatty of Tweed on the evening of Sunday, October 11, 2020, after he had not returned from an ATV ride in the afternoon. Early on Thanksgiving Monday, searchers located Beatty and his crashed ATV on a trail. The seriously injured teenager died several hours after being transported to hospital.
Police released this photo of 16-year-old Brock Beatty of Tweed on the evening of Sunday, October 11, 2020, after he had not returned from an ATV ride in the afternoon. Early on Thanksgiving Monday, searchers located Beatty and his crashed ATV on a trail. The seriously injured teenager died several hours after being transported to hospital.

The search for a Tweed teenager who went missing on Sunday afternoon (October 11) has ended in tragedy.

On 6 p.m. on Sunday, Central Hastings OPP received a report that 16-year-old Brock Beatty was overdue after going out for a ride on his ATV earlier in the day.

He had been due to return home by 3 p.m. On Sunday night, the OPP issued a media release about the missing teenager, stating that his family were concerned for his safety as he was not dressed for the cold temperatures.

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In the evening and overnight, OPP officers, members of the OPP Emergency Response Team, and an OPP helicopter conducted an intensive search of the many trails in the area.

Police were assisted in their search by a very large number of local ATV riders and other local residents.

At around 2:30 a.m. on Monday morning (October 12), civilian searchers located Beatty and his crashed ATV along a former rail bed near Sulphide Road.

Beatty was transported to hospital by Hastings-Quinte Paramedics with serious injuries, but died from his injuries several hours later, according to an OPP media release.

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