Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Northwest avalanche claims the life of a Smithers area man
The first reported avalanche of the fall season has resulted in the tragic news of the death of a Smithers man working near the Stewart area.
A two man crew working on a surveying project at a Minerals Camp north of Stewart was swept away by an avalanche on Tuesday.
One of the men was able to free himself from the avalanche and sought out the assistance of crews from a neighbouring work camp to search out for his missing co worker.
The 50 year old male had been swept over a 300 meter cliff, where he was found deceased.
The incident has been turned over to the BC Coroners Service for further investigation.
CFTK TV-- Man Killed in Avalanche North of Stewart
Terrace Standard-- Avalanche claims life
CBC.ca-- Fatal B. C. avalanche sweeps surveyor over cliff
Update: The name and hometown of the victim has been released by authorities
CFTK TV-- Avalanche Victim Identified
Opinion 250-- Avalanche Victim Identified