Avalanche claims one life


2021-03-07 15:03 PST

File # 2021-851

On Thursday, March 4, 2021, at 3:20 PM, Kaslo RCMP received notification of an inReach spot activation from the International Emergency Response Coordination Centre (IERCC).

IERCC provided GPS coordinates and police immediately contacted Kaslo Search and Rescue (KSAR) who responded to Antoine Basin, West Kootenay near Mt Payne.

A group of experienced snowmobilers had been sledding when one person was caught in an avalanche and buried in the snow. The rest of the group managed to dig the man from the snow, however he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

BC Coroners Service has conduct of the investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

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Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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