RCMP say a 47-year-old Hoyt man has died following a snowmobile crash near Fredericton Junction.

RCMP

Friends and family went searching for the man after he failed to return home from a snowmobile ride Wednesday night, according to Sgt. André Duval of the Oromocto Detachment.

The body was found at approximately 11 a.m. Thursday on an ATV trail in Three Tree Creek, New Brunswick. Sgt. Duval said the crash is believed to have occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday when the man went off the trail and struck a tree. He was travelling by himself at the time.

The Oromocto RCMP is investigating the cause of the fatal crash.