A young man from a community near Port aux Basques has died, following a snowmobile accident on the west coast of Newfoundland. 

Family members of the 21-year-old man said he was snowmobiling in the Lewis Hills area on Tuesday night, when he struck a rock and went over the handlebars.

After receiving some assistance from other snowmobilers in the area, the man made his way to hospital, but died suddenly.

No other details are available.