Avalanche Takes Life of Snowmobiler Near Prince George
Prince George RCMP said the BC Coroners Service has taken over the investigation following the death of a snowmobiler near Prince George Saturday morning.
Cpl. Craig Douglass said just before 11 a.m. Saturday (January 23rd) Prince George RCMP received a report of an avalanche that took the life of a snowmobiler in the Torpy Mountain range, northeast of Prince George.
Douglass said a group of five snowmobilers were riding in the remote mountain area when one of them was swept away in an avalanche.
Douglass said Prince George RCMP contacted Emergency Management BC and requested the assistance of the Prince George Search & Rescue Society (PGSAR).
Police and PGSAR attended the area.
The deceased, an adult male, was removed from the area via snowmobile. The four other snowmobilers were not injured.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating and will provide more information as the investigation progresses.
Douglass said all six snowmobilers have experience and were properly equipped.