Winnipeg man dies after being found submerged in creek at B.C. ski resort
FILE - A warning is posted on top of the Gem Lake chair telling skiers and snowboarders to stay away from the area out of boundaries at the Big White ski resort near Kelowna B.C., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. (Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:51AM EST
KELOWNA, B.C. -- A 22-year-old Winnipeg man has died after being found suffering from severe hypothermia in water and snow following an apparent snowboarding accident at a ski resort near Kelowna, B.C.
The B.C. Coroner's Service says the man was Nickolas Voyer-Taylor, a seasonal employee and resident of the Big White resort.
The service says Voyer-Taylor had been snowboarding before he was found injured, unconscious as and partially submerged in the water.
Members of the resort's ski patrol pulled him out and he was taken to Kelowna General Hospital, but could not be revived.
The coroner is continuing to investigate the death.