Grande Prairie RCMP have been investigating after a 45-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile incident near the B.C border.

Officers responded to calls of a snowmobiler in distress southwest of Grande Prairie at the Kakwa Skidoo Staging area.

Police say reports indicate the man and another snowmobiler were out on a trail when the deceased lost control of his sled.

The other snowmobiler was able to take the man to a heated shelter and then went to find help.

However, when help returned the man was already dead.

RCMP will not be releasing the name of the deceased though they confirm he is from the Grande Prairie area.

The incident remains under investigation and alcohol was not believed to be a factor.