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Motorcyclist, 29, dies in gravel pit accident

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A 29-year-old man died when he was thrown from his motorcycle in a gravel pit late this morning in eastern Manitoba, RCMP say.

His name will not be released.

Cpl. Miles Hiebert said Lac du Bonnet RCMP and emergency services went to a gravel pit near Highway 44 and Provincial Road 214 around 11 a.m.

"Initial investigation indicates that an adult male was riding in a gravel pit when he was thrown from his motorcycle," Hiebert said. "The rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision."

Police continue to investigate.

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