Avalanche claims a life near Stewart B.C.

Stewart RCMP received a report that a male had been killed in an avalanche while working as a surveyor at a Minerals Camp.

A glaciated mountain range northwest of Stewart B.C. on Aug. 31

On Oct. 23, 2012, at approximately 3:50 p.m., Stewart RCMP received a report that a male had been killed in an avalanche while working as a surveyor at a Minerals Camp near Sulphurets Creek, an isolated location 50 kms North of Stewart, BC.

Police were advised that two employees were taking GPS coordinates on a steep slope when both surveyors were swept away by an avalanche. One male was able to get free of the avalanche and was not injured. Avalanche Technicians and search crews from a neighbouring mine assisted in the search and located the 50 year old deceased male who had been carried by the avalanche and swept off a 300 meter cliff. RCMP confirmed later that the deceased was a Telkwa resident.

RCMP confirm that foul play is not suspected and therefore the investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroners Services.

 

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