Location device helps searchers find missing snowmobiler's body in B.C.
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 8:15PM EST
SICAMOUS, B.C. - The body of a missing snowmobiler has been found in an avalanche zone near Sicamous, B.C.
He went off on his own on Sunday, and a search began Tuesday morning after he failed to return as expected.
John Schut of Shuswap Search and Rescue says the 34-year-old man was known to go sledding for several days at a time.
He says searchers were able to narrow down the snowmobiler's whereabouts because he was carrying a personal location device.
The man's body was found in the Owl's Head area Tuesday morning, shortly after the search began.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating, and has not yet released the snowmobiler's name.