One Person Perishes in Avalanche Near Tumbler Ridge
Tumbler Ridge, B.C. – RCMP have recovered the body of one person who died in an avalanche near Tumbler Ridge on the weekend.
Yesterday afternoon, Tumbler Ridge RCMP were advised there had been an avalanche that had trapped three of seven snowmobilers that had departed from Core Lodge.
The Provincial Emergency Program (PEP) was notified and resources were put together to conduct a search. PEP was able to obtain a Level two Avalanche Technician in the area to inspect the area before rescue operations could begin.
The level II Technician and an RCMP officer arrived back at the unloading area with 6 of the seven snowmobilers.
The individuals advised that they were able to rescue two out of the three that had been caught in the avalanche. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts to revive the third individual, he had succumbed to his injuries and they were not able to move him at that time.
Due to the threat of a second avalanche, it was not possible to recover the deceased until today.
The deceased has now been recovered from the scene. His name is not being released at this time.