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Alberta man dies in avalanche near Revelstoke

Lone Sheep Publishing
By Lone Sheep Publishing
March 4th, 2024

RCMP said that a man from Alberta has died following an avalanche near Revelstoke.

RCMP said that on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at approximately 1 p.m., the Revelstoke RCMP was notified of a back-country avalanche in the Sale Mountain area, west of Revelstoke.

Police said that 58-year-old man from Alberta was snow-biking with a group and was trapped in the avalanche.

RCMP said 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 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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