One man is dead after a snowmobile accident near Ear Falls.

OPP say 43-year-old Robert Boucha of Ear Falls died after he came into contact with a hydro line guide wire around 6:30 pm Thursday.

The accident took place on the hydro line trail about three kilometres north of the community. 

Police say Boucha was in a group of three snowmobilers travelling south on the trail.

Northwest Emergency Medical Services personnel were called to the scene where they found him already dead.

An OPP technical traffic collision expert is assisting in the investigation.