Man dies in avalanche near Revelstoke

Revelstoke

2024-03-04 13:26 PST

File # 2024-616

Man dies in avalanche near Revelstoke

On March 3, 2024, at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP was notified of a back-country avalanche in the Sale Mountain area, near Revelstoke.

A 58-year-old man from Alberta was snow-biking with a group and was trapped in the avalanche. The man was located by group members and first aid assistance was provided immediately.

Revelstoke Search and Rescue were deployed to the scene and the man was transported via helicopter to Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke. Despite life saving efforts, the man was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

Avalanche conditions remain high to considerable in the Revelstoke area.

The Revelstoke RCMP strongly suggests you always take the necessary precautions before heading out. We recommend you check avalanche.ca for the most up to date information on conditions in the area.

We give our sincere condolences to the man’s family and friends. We would like thank all those, including Search and Rescue, for assisting. The BC Coroners Service has now assumed conduct of this investigation, says S/Sgt. Chris Dodds Revelstoke Detachment Commander.

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