Second snowmobiler killed in B.C. avalanche within past week
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, March 13, 2016 10:32PM EDT
SICAMOUS, B.C. - An avalanche has taken the life of another snowmobiler in British Columbia's Interior, the region's second such incident within the past week.
Rescue crews recovered the body of a man trapped in a snow slide near Crowfoot Mountain, about 90 kilometres northeast of Kamloops.
A spokeswoman for the coroners' service says the man was part of a group of three snowmobilers.
Shuswap Search and Rescue manager John Schut says three avalanche technicians were deployed to the site after crews were notified around 11:45 Sunday morning.
No one else was injured in the slide.
Last Tuesday, the body of a 34-year-old man was found in an avalanche zone near Sicamous, B.C., after crews picked up a signal from his personal-location device.