Avalanche kills snowmobiler in B.C. amid sweeping warning
In this file photo, a warning is posted on top of the Gem Lake chair, telling skiers and snowboarders to stay away from the area out of boundaries Wednesday Jan. 19, 2011 at the Big White ski resort near Kelowna B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jacques Boissinot)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, January 24, 2016 6:09PM EST
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. -- British Columbia's coroners' service is investigating after a deadly avalanche struck the province's Interior over the weekend.
RCMP in Prince George say a group of five snowmobilers was riding in the remote Torpy Mountain range, northeast of the city, when one of the riders was swept away in an avalanche and killed.
The Mounties say they first received a report of the incident shortly before 11 a.m. on Jan. 23.
The other snowmobilers weren't injured.
Police say the group was experienced and properly equipped.
Avalanche Canada had issued a special public warning to be extra cautious in the backcountry this weekend, though its advisory didn't apply to the region where the death occurred.