The Nicola Valley Institute of Technology has confirmed the death of one of its students on Thursday afternoon after the ATV he was on with another student went over an embankment.

The other student, a female, remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The two students of the Environmental Resources Technology program, delivered at the Merritt campus, were leaving a field trip in the Logan Lake area on Oct. 10 on their quad when an unspecified accident occurred.

The 22-year-old man died at the accident site. His name is not being released out of respect for family members, NVIT Director of Students Kylie Thomas said.

The college is offering ongoing cultural support and critical incident and grief counselling at the Merritt campus for anyone impacted by the incident, including elders, students, faculty, staff, friends and family.